Free School Meals - Key Stage 2
School Dinners provide a healthy, nutritious and tasty meal. Research shows a school dinner can help concentration levels. Why pay when your child can get them for Free, you could save at least £300 per year if you are entitled.
Even if you do not have the meal it can benefit the school and, therefore, your child. If you have been awarded Free School Meal status then the school will be given Pupil Premium Funding which can be spent to support your child’s learning. E.g. free places on school trips or clubs. (subject to availability).
You may qualify if your child attends full time and you get any of the following: Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit, Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit), Universal Credit -your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) You have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 (as at Sept 2019).
Children receiving free school meals are not identified in any way to their class mates. They receive their meals alongside their friends and only the relevant staff are aware for the process of administration.
For more information:
telephone Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 300 8306
or visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk