Free School Meals

 DID YOU KNOW?
 
Just registering your child for FREE SCHOOL MEALS means that the school gets extra funding?
 
Register now to make sure St Bridget’s don’t miss out
 
The Government give funding to schools to help children from lower income families. This funding is called ‘Pupil Premium’, which means for every child registered for FREE SCHOOL MEALS St Bridget’s could receive £900 a year. With this money we could increase the amount of Teaching Assistant time in classrooms, to provide greater levels of support for all the children. If you are registered you may also receive financial support to help your child attend things such as; overnight school trips and possibly music lessons. Please register your child(ren) before Christmas to make sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out!
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?
 
 
First, check to see if you qualify, it isn’t just if you are unemployed, so please check the list below
 
Registering is really quick and easy, if you think you may qualify, contact Free School Meals at the local authority on: 606 2002 and they will help you to register
 
 If you want your child(ren) to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great! They will receive the meal (saving you approximately £400 per year) and the school will have the extra benefit of receiving the £900 ‘Pupil Premium’
 
If you don’t want your child to have the school meal they can continue as normal, as long as you qualify and are registered the school will still get the ‘Pupil Premium’.
 
NO ONE WILL KNOW YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND IT WILL NOT AFFECT ANY OTHER BENEFITS YOU ARE CLIAMING.
 
Do you qualify?
 
You can register your child(ren) for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits;
  •  Income support
  •  Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you 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 ‘run on’, the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit