Could your child be eligible for free school meals?
All KS1 children are eligible for a free school dinner. If you have a child in KS2 then you could save up to £400 pounds a year and your child will benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school benefits too as we get pupil premium money from the government for each child on free school meals.
A lot of people don't claim free school meals even though they are entitled to. You don't need to worry about others knowing, only the school and catering staff will know.
If you get any of these benefits, you could be eligible:
Income based Job Seekers Allowance or an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit (with annual income of less than £16,190)
To apply go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and fill in the form. Or you can ask in the school office.