Free School Meals
Dear Parents and Carers
Free School Meals
your child qualify for Free School Meals? Is your child missing out?
School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help
them to achieve their full potential and have better concentration in
class. The delicious and healthy menus on offer contain HALAL meat and
Your child may be entitled to FSMs if you receive one of the following:
Savings for your Family
- Income Support
- Income Support Jobseeker's Allowance
- Employment & Support (income related)
- Support under sect. VI of the Immigration & Asylum
Tax Credit (provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit
and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that
from 6/4/09 does not exceed £16,190)
- Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
you are currently paying for your child's school meals, you could make
a saving of around £350 per year if your child qualifies for FSM.
Our school will receive
every child registered for FSM, the school will receive £488 per child
to spend on extra resources. This can be spent on enriching your
child's learning by providing help with things such as school trips.
Even if you don't want your child to have the school meals, if they
qualify and are registered, the school still gets £488.
How to apply
order for the school to receive extra funding we need to have your
child registered as having FSM as soon as possible. You do not have to
provide evidence of your income to support your claim, as the Council
will check all details through the Department for Education's Free
School Meals Eligibility checking system.
When children eat
better they do better. Register now to make sure your child and the
school don't miss out. If it is your right to claim FSM please contact
the School Office. All information regarding Free School Meals is kept
If you have any questions or need help in completing the application
form please contact the School Office.
Mrs H Abell
|Applying for a
Free School Meals form