Did you know … just registering your child for Free School Meals means that your school gets extra money?
Please register now using the Free School Meals & Pupil Premium Application Form to make sure we don’t miss out.
The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.
For every child registered for Free School Meals at Westcott CE School the school receives £1,300.
With this money we could provide extra resources for your child and pay for extra-curricular activities. If you are registered for Free School Meals you could also get help to pay for school trips including residential trips and school uniform.
Please register to make sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out.
How does it work?
1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the following list.
2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify compete the Free School Meals & Pupil Premium Form on our website or contact Karen Harvey (Bursar) who will help you to register.
3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more that £350 a year), extra benefits and the school gets £1,300 extra.
4. If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets £1,300 extra.
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Please talk to us about registering your child today.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- Income Support (IS)
- Income-based (not contribution-based) JobSeeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)
- The Guarantee element of the Station Pension Credit
- Income-related employment and support allowance or
- Financially supported by NASS (National Asylum Support Service)
- Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals
- Child Tax Credit except if you meet ANY of the following criteria – i) entitled to working tax credit (regardless of income), ii) have an annual income in excess of £16,190 (Please note that this figure is for April 2014 and that it can change each year)
- Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches
Please register now using the Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Form below – don’t miss out!