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School Meals

From September 2014, all children in KS1 (reception, year 1 and year 2) will receive a universal free school dinner. 

As part of the school lunch a pupil will receive a two course meal with a drink. This will include a protein item accompanied with potatoes, rice or pasta and fresh vegetables, a dessert and a drink.

For those in KS2 the cost of a school meal is £2.20 per day. This can be paid by cash or cheque on a weekly or daily basis. You can also opt to pay by Direct Debit.

Please can parents put payment in a named envelope or a purse/wallet for safekeeping.

Free School Meals

Other children and young people in full time education and under the age of 19 are only entitled to free school meals (pupil premium) if their parents/carers are in receipt of one of the following qualifying benefits.

  • Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA).
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Universal Credit

Your child will be able to receive their free school meals from the date that your eligibility has been confirmed.