Free School Meals

All children in foundation class, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to a Free School Meal, regardless of their parents’ income, however you may still need to apply. 

Free School Meals Children in Years 3-6

Children in Year 3 and above may also be entitled to Free School Meals if your family is in receipt of certain benefits. If you would like more details please see below or ask the school office staff.

Families should apply for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits:

  • Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
 
Claiming Free school Meals for Children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2

If you are in receipt of any of the above benefits it is important that you also claim Free School Meals as this will  open up different opportunities for your child and the school as your child will qualify for Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium grant is allocated to schools as additional funding to raise attainment for children who qualify for the Pupil Premium. Even if you do not intend claiming your meals, the school receives significant extra funding to support our work.

How to Register for Free School Meals?

To register your child/children for free school meals, please contact the school office who will be happy to help you or alternatively visit the Devon county Council  website. The application form can be completed online or downloaded  www.devon.gov.uk/free-school-meals and emailed to freeschoolmeals@devon.gov.uk or printed and posted to: The FSM Team, Room L102, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD.

Parents and Carers can also seek advice from the Education Helpline: 0345 155 1019

If there is a change in your circumstances you should contact the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019 as soon as possible as this may affect your entitlement.

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