Free School Meals

What is Free School Meals?  You may be eligible for your child to receive free school dinners if you are in receipt of certain benefits.  This means that whether your child is in Foundation to year 6 they would not have to pay for their dinner in school.  Currently, all children in Foundation, year 1 and year 2 get a universal free school meal, regardless of whether you are in receipt of certain benefits.  However, it is important that if you do think you are eligible to apply as school can get extra funding, which is vitally important to continue to strive to provide the very best we can for all the children who come to Layton Primary.

Copied below is the information from the Government website about Free School Meals.  You can also click here to go to their page.

 

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

 

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

 

Infant free school meals in England

Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:

  • reception class
  • year 1
  • year 2

Tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.

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