Free School Meals - Can we help?

7th May 2021
Free School Meals – Can We Help?
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many families have suffered a change in circumstances which has made life even more challenging. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, your child may be eligible for Free School Meals:
 
some of the ways in which the funding we receive can be used to support you and your child:
 
- £50 of uniform;
 
- Free school clubs, including Breakfast Club, LAST and those delivered by outside providers such as Premier Sports;
 
- Support with funding to pay for trips, including residential trips, and to pay for your child to attend external clubs and enrichment opportunities such as swimming lessons.
 
Remember, this is different from the Universal Infant Free School Meals that all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to; if your child is in one of these year groups, they can still be eligible for Free School Meals so that you and they can take advantage of all the other benefits.
 
Please speak to a member of the office team in confidence for more information and for help with applying – they will be pleased to assist.