Free School Meals

FREE SCHOOL MEALS – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO GET FUNDING FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS AND MORE?

 

Pupil Premium provides the school with vital funding. Without this money, we are unable to sustain the MANY things that our school offers.  Without Pupil Premium for example, we would not be able to sustain:

 

  • the current level of staffing (Teaching Assistants and Individual Needs Assistants);

  • additional learning support (e.g. one-to-one, small group tuition, intervention programmes);

  • specialist teachers for subjects such as Physical Education, Competitive Sport, Music, Computing, Spanish;

  • additional wrap-around care services such as Breakfast Club and Twilight Club which enable the school to be open from 7:30am to 6:00pm for childcare;

  •  large range of free after school clubs;

  • Subsidy of school trips.

 

In order for the school to continue to provide the above and more, we need your help by completing and returning the Free School Meals Application Form here. 

 

By completing this form, you will gain MUCH more than just receiving free school meals for your child.  By completing the application form your child may also personally receive extra funding that may be used for a variety of reasons, including some of the following:

  • Free after school clubs;

  • Free school trips;

  • Free Breakfast Club and Twilight spaces;

  • Extra one-to-one and small group support for learning in the core subjects of English and Mathematics;

  • Purchase of specialist Computing equipment to support your child’s learning needs;

  • school uniform;

  • much much more.

 

Universal Infant Free School Meals have been introduced from September 2014 for ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year – this means children in these year groups are automatically entitled to having a free hot dinner at lunchtime.  If you are eligible and don’t complete the application form however, your child will miss out on the above and so much more.

 

For parents/carers of children in Reception to Year 6, if you are entitled to ANY ONE of the following benefits please ensure you complete an application form straight away:

 

  • 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

 

Please click here to download and print an application form.  Once it is completed you may return it to the office at Langney Primary School where it will be handled with confidentiality.

 

Alternatively you can send this form to Free School Meals, Children’s Services Department, PO Box 4, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UE.