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Free School Meals Entitlement

Werrington Primary School

Free School Meals Entitlement

Dear Parents/Carers,

Free School Meals

 
One of the measures the Department for Education use to determine each schools allocation of funds/budget is the number of pupils in receipt of free school meals. Free School Meals trigger additional funding for school! I would like to encourage all parents whose children are entitled to a free school meal to ensure they apply as soon as possible. This applies even where the entitlement is not taken up.
 
Application forms are available from the school office and any applications are treated in the strictest confidence. If you are unsure whether you are entitled please speak to the school office who will be able to advise you accordingly. As a general rule any parent in receipt of income support, income based job seekers allowance, income related employment and support allowance, child tax credit (provided you do not also receive working tax credit), the guarantee credit element of state pension credit and support under part 6 of the immigration and asylum act 1999 are entitled to free school meals for their children.
 
Thank you for your support and co-operation.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Mr B Wilding
Headteacher

 

Dear Parents/Carers,
 
Free School Meals
 
I am sure that as parents you are aware of the pressures all schools are facing with regard to future funding from the government/local authority, which has been well documented in the press. As a staff it is our desire to ensure that the school obtains it’s full entitlement to ensure we continue to do the very best for our children and maintain the high standards we have set.
 
One of the measures used to determine the schools allocation of funds is the number of pupils in receipt of free school meals. As the school is paid a premium for these pupils I would like to encourage all parents whose children are entitled to a free school meal to ensure they apply as soon as possible. This applies even where the entitlement is not taken up.
 
Application forms are available from the school office and any applications are treated in the strictest confidence. If you are unsure whether you are entitled please speak to the school office who will be able to advise you accordingly. As a general rule any parent in receipt of income support, income based job seekers allowance, income related employment and support allowance, child tax credit (provided you do not also receive working tax credit), the guarantee credit element of state pension credit and support under part 6 of the immigration and asylum act 1999 are entitled to free school meals for their children.
 
Thank you for your support and co-operation.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Mr B Wilding
Headteacher