PAYMENT OF SCHOOL LUNCHES
We already have a number of outstanding lunch arrears.
School lunches should be paid for in advance. You can check your account balance at anytime by logging into your ParentPay account.
Please ensure that all accounts are up-to-date. Once the debt is cleared please ensure the account remains in credit.
If you have any queries regarding these arrears or if you have difficulty making payment please contact the school office to discuss this further.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
If you think your child is entitled to or will be entitled free School Meals, you can apply online or collect an application form from the office.
Universal free school meals are available for foundation and KS1 pupils however tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.
- 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:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education