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For Parents and Carers

School meals


 brackenedge1At lunchtime the children eat in the hall. They eat at round tables and always have a question to discuss with their friends – they like to share their ideas with the staff!

 

 

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This table is ready for the Friday feast. Children are selected by the lunchtime staff for showing good manners and good behaviour during lunchtimes. They have their lunch with a senior leader, receive 2 merits and have a small prize. The children and the staff love it!


Free School Meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.