Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible. This includes nursery children who attend full days and also sixth form students. From September 2014, parents and carers with pupils aged 16-18 in Further Education can apply for free school meals. You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:
- Universal Credit.
- 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 of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
If you would like to quickly and easily check your eligibility for free school meals and, if eligible, also gain welcome additional funding for Monkfrith, known as Pupil Premium, then visit https://pps.lgfl.org.uk.
After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department of Education system for checking eligibility and will give an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response and will notify the school.
The system is being provided to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding.
As the Government has introduced free school meals for all children in Key Stage 1, it is more important than ever for shoals to know the number of pupils who they can claim Pupil Premium finding. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to benefit the children. If you would like to know how Monkfrith uses it current Pupil Premium funding, then please visit the Pupil Premium page.