Dear Parent

As I am sure you are aware the Government is providing the school with money to help pupils who are eligible to receive Free School Meals. The school will receive additional funding to support each child in receipt of Free School Meals.

We would like to encourage you to apply for Free School Meals as this will enable the school to provide increased support for pupils and their progress.

There is no distinction between students receiving Free School Meals and those who do not, so there is no stigma attached as all dealings are confidential.

Free School Meals are available if you meet any of the following criteria:
Income Support
Income based Jobseekers allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

The guarantee element of the State Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income 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 Credits.

To register your child for Free School Meals please contact the school office in order to collect the appropriate form. If you register, your child will receive funding. There is no obligation to have a meal.

Yours sincerely