Dear Parents and Carers
Is your child eligible to receive Free School Meals?
Register now to make sure you’re not missing out
We understand that many people’s income or job security have been affected by the current pandemic which may mean your child is now eligible to receive free school meals (FSM).
When students are attending ‘as normal’, children who are eligible for free school meals have the allowance attached to their school account every day, so they are able to make their own food choices and purchase it in the same way as other students. During the current school closure, families receive weekly payments to support at home.
In addition, the Government provides money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. It is worked out based on the number of children who are currently or have previously received Free School Meals.
With this money we provide a range of support to ensure our students make good progress and reach their potential. It helps fund Maths, English and Science coaches, Year group Advocates, support with instrumental lessons, school trips, resources and revision guides to give just a few examples.
Please check the eligibility below and follow the guidance provided to register before the end of term to make sure your child doesn’t miss out.