What children eat is an important part of their learning experience; health and progress stem from their eating habits which are established in their formative years at primary school.
Universal Free School Meals for Infants
From September 2014 the Government implemented funding for universal free school meals for infant pupils. Therefore all children in school years Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now eligible to receive a free school meal.
If your child is eligible under this scheme it means they will be able to enjoy delicious, healthy meals. This also means that you will not have the additional cost of providing packed lunches every day. This equates to a saving of around £380 per year.
Key Stage Two Meals
School meals are available to children in Key Stage 2 at a cost of £2.10 a day.
If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals:
*Child Tax Credit but do not receive Working Tax Credit and that annual income is less than £16,109
*Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
*Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
*The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
*Asylum Seeker (Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, Part VI)