Free School Meals
FREE SCHOOL MEALS – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO GET FUNDING FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS AND MORE?
Pupil Premium provides the school with vital funding. Without this money, we are unable to sustain the MANY things that our school offers. Without Pupil Premium for example, we would not be able to sustain:
the current level of staffing (Teaching Assistants and Individual Needs Assistants), additional learning support (e.g. one-to-one, small group tuition, intervention programmes), large range of free after school clubs and subsidy of school trips.
In order for the school to continue to provide the above and more, we need your help by completing and returning the Free School Meals Application available in the school office.
By completing this form, you will gain MUCH more than just receiving free school meals for your child. By completing the application form your child may also personally receive extra funding that may be used for a variety of reasons, including some of the following:
Free after school clubs, half price school trips, extra one-to-one and small group support for learning in the core subjects of English and Mathematics, school uniform and much much more.
Universal Infant Free School Meals have been introduced from September 2014 for ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year – this means children in these year groups are automatically entitled to having a free hot dinner at lunchtime. If you are eligible and don’t complete the application form however, your child will miss out on the above and so much more.
For parents/carers of children in Reception to Year 6, if you are entitled to ANY ONE of the following benefits please ensure you complete an application form straight away:
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Please click here to download and print an application form. Once it is completed you may return it to the office at where it will be handled with confidentiality.
Alternatively you can send this form to Free School Meals, Children’s Services Department, PO Box 4, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UE.