Universal Free School Meal - KS1
Currently the Government provide a free hot lunchtime meal for all pupils from Reception class up to Year2.
Income Related Free School Meal
Not to be confused with the government funded free lunch for KS1 pupils, any family in receipt of certain income related benefits will be entitled to a free school meal whether in KS1 or KS2.
Pupil Premium is extra money paid directly to schools for each child who is eligible for free school meals due to the household being on a low income. It is used to support your child's education. If you are eligible, please apply for free school meals so that your child's school gets access to this money even if you are in KS1 receiving universal free school meals. At present parents are receiving supermarket vouchers during the holidays to help feed their children when not in school.
Is your child(ren) entitled to a Free School Meal?
You can quickly check if you are eligible for Free School Meals by applying at www.southglos.gov.uk/schoolmeals
A hot, freshly prepared meal at lunchtime can help with learning and concentration and positive behaviour.
Your child may be able to get free school meals in Year 3 and above if you receive any of the following:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Imigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.