School Dinners

School Meals.

All meals must be paid for in advance. The school office can be paid for the day or week ahead on the Monday of each week. If your child has an up to date free school meal application (FSM) or they have access to the universal infant free school meal (UIFSM) they do not have to pay for their school meal.

If your child does not have any credit on their school meals or they do not have access to FSM or UIFSM they will be unable to have a school meal that day and you will be contacted by the school office to supply them with a packed lunch for the day. School meals cost £2.30 a day or £11.50 for the week. 

 

Free School Meals and Universal Infant Free School Meals.

The government introduced universal infant free school meals since September 2014, this entitles all children of infant age (Foundation 2, Year 1 and Year 2) to a free school meal. However it does not entitle them automatically to the pupil premium funding they would have normally received unless you apply for pupil premium funding.

Here is how you can apply for pupil premium funding for your child's school or if your child is in a Key Stage 2 class (Junior) a free school meal as well as pupil premium funding.

 All children entering Reception classes should register for the pupil premium if they meet the eligibility criteria, even when their child will automatically receive a free meal under the new scheme. The eligibility criteria is noted on the application form attached , but in general terms is for those families who are receiving out of work benefits /pensions and some associated low income levels.

 There is no requirement for parents/carers of children already in receipt of free school meals to register or re-apply.

Please see below the new list of qualifying criteria for free school meals from 01.04.2018 should any parents enquire.

 

  • Income Support

 

  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance

 

  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance

 

  • The Guaranteed element of Pension Credit

 

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7400.00 as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent consecutive assessment periods)

 

  • NASS support under section 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Nass reference required from Home office/border office letter stating NASS support has been granted)

 

  • Child tax credits provided you are not also entitled to working tax credits and have an annual gross income ( as assessed by HMRC) of no more than £16190.00

 

  • Working tax credits run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credits.

 

Wirral only accept online applications, you can apply by clicking on the link below;

FREE SCHOOL MEALS APPLY HERE!

By telephone to 0151 606 2002

By e mail to freeschoolmeals@wirral.gov.uk

There is more information available on www.wirral.gov.uk/free-school-meals

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