If you claim any of the benefits mentioned on the leaflet enclosed within the blue panel, please do apply for free school meals. Even if your child is not likely to take the meal and still continues to bring a packed lunch, your child will benefit from the extra money that is provided by government to the school. This money can be spent on supporting you with, for example, the provision of school uniform, free visits, free music lessons, free access to after school activities as well as providing for extra support in class for their learning.
If your child is eligible to receive free school meals, the new checking service will also determine eligibility for the Pupil Premium grant, which means school will receive extra funding from central government for each eligible pupil to fund valuable support such as extra tuition and learning support.
***From September 2018 a new, online, checking system has been introduced. Please log onto the Parent Portal and apply for FSM as soon as possible.***