During the current circumstances we are in, some parents/carers may now qualify for Free School meals (FSM).
The eligibility criteria for FSM are shown below:
Parent/carers who are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits will usually be eligible to claim FSM for their children:
Also During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Government are temporarily extending free school meals eligibility to include some groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF), including:
These groups are also subject to a maximum household earnings threshold of £7,400 per annum.
The Government is also temporarily extending free school meal eligibility to children of a subset of failed asylum seekers supported under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
This group is not subject to any maximum household earnings threshold.
This extension is temporarily in place due to the current unique circumstances. It covers both children who are attending school and children who are at home.
Applications during Covid 19 can be made by in the following ways:
Parents/carers who believe they may be eligible can request a form from the school which can be emailed and sent back to the school, who will then forward it to the FSM Team.
The school can complete a form for a parent/carer via telephone and then forward this to the FSM team.
Parents/carers can complete a form with the FSM team via telephone on 01782 236813.