Free School Meals

You may be aware that the Government allocates £935 to the school for each student who is registered for free school meals. This is known as the Pupil Premium Grant and the money is used to provide support for children from less well-off backgrounds with things like study support, equipment for school and trips and visits. Please follow this link for further details.

Entitlement to Free School Meals is based on the entitlement of the family to qualifying benefits detailed below:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit, not Working Tax Credit, with an annual income of below £16,190

  • Pension Guarantee Credit

  • Employment and Support Allowance, Income Related

  • Support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999

If you are entitled to one of the above benefits or have an equivalent low income please contact School Admission and Transport on 0845 603 2200 or the school office for an application form. Alternatively you can download one here.

You may also be entitled to transport where you have an entitlement to free school meals depending on the school you attend and the distance of that school from your home address (please contact 0845 603 2200 or visit www.essex.gov.uk/schooltransport for information.