Lunches

Information on Free School Meals and the government's plans to extend eligibility can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance

All families in receipt of FSM should have received vouchers under the current scheme.  Please contact us if you have had any issues receiving these.

Information about the government's plans to support pupils eligible for free school meals can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-set-out-to-support-pupils-eligible-for-free-school-meals

While the school is operating on a care basis, we have no access to school meals.  If your child is attending school for care, please ensure that they attend with a packed lunch.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.somerset.gov.uk/education-and-families/free-school-meals/

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