- Information For Parents
- School Meals
As a healthy eating school we would like to encourage Parents and Carers to provide a healthy lunch box for their children, please click the box below for some inspiration. Could we please ask that no chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks are supplied as part of your child’s lunch box. We are also a nut free school due to allergies, therefore can we please ask that you refrain from bringing any products that contain nuts into school. Thank you.
Click HereFor more information on anything related to your child’s school meal please do speak to a member of the Office staff and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Universal infant free school meals
All pupils in key stage 1 (reception, year 1 and year 2) in state-funded schools in England are entitled to receive a free school lunch, through the introduction of the government’s universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) policy.
Free school meals
Who is eligible for free school meals?
- Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
- Income Support
- 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 Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for
- Working Tax Credit
- In addition, the following pupils will be protected against losing their free school meals as follows (please see page 10 for further details):
- From 1 April 2018, all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their earnings rise above the new threshold during that time.
- In addition, any child gaining eligibility for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing free school meals during the Universal Credit rollout period.
- Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point (because they are earning above the threshold or are no longer a recipient of Universal Credit) will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education (i.e. primary or secondary).
- The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2022.
A pupil is only eligible to receive a free school meal when a claim for the meal has been made on their behalf, and their eligibility has been verified by the school where they are enrolled or by the local authority.
Please see a member of the office team to confirm your eligibility and apply for free school meals.