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Is your child entitled to free school meals?
Universal Infant Free School Meals
From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were entitled to receive a Free School Meal every day.
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
All children who are entitled to Free School Meals because of their family circumstances bring an additional £1300 into the school budget to support their learning experiences at school. This money is known as Pupil Premium money and enables school to plan and support learning opportunities for these children.
If your child is entitled to free school meals anyway you still need to apply and register your entitlement otherwise school will not receive this additional funding.
A child is entitled to Free School meals if parents/carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit
If you are in receipt of any of the above please download the form below, complete it and return it to the address on the form at Medway Council. Alternatively we have copies that you can collect from the school office.
For more information, please see the Medway Council website.
Free School Meals Application Form
Complete the application form for free school meals and send it to the Student Services Operations Team using the freepost address: RSBA-CYBG-SZSG. Proof of your benefit will not need to be provided at this stage, however, you will be informed if any proof of benefit is required at a later date.