Information re Free School Meals
Remember to claim free school meal eligibility! This is particularly relevant for those children moving from Year 2 to Year 3 at the end of this academic year who, from September, will no longer be entitled to free lunches under the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme (UIFSM), but who could still have free lunches if they have benefits-related entitlement to Free School Meals. Ask the School Office for a form - the school will not be given details about any family's financial situation, merely whether the child/children are 'eligible' for benefits-related Free School Meals. This entitlement, as well as free school meals, also attracts additional funding for the school (through the Pupil Premium Grant) and therefore has additional benefits, additional teacher support, as well as support for clubs or activities in school. Please do apply if you think you are entitled even if your child is already receiving a free school meal through the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme - there are other benefits!