Cost of Living Crisis

With the increases in the cost living and energy we realise that some families may be suffering to meet the soaring costs. If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to claim for Free School Meals. Attached is a flyer explaining the funding that schools receive for children entitled to Free School Meals. Please be assured that there is no stigma attached to Free School Meals and your eligibility will remain confidential. Children are not aware that they are having a Free School Meal. If you wish to check whether you are able to claim Free School Meals please log onto the Kirklees Council website by following this link

Kirklees Free School Meals

If you do qualify Kirklees will inform us and we will add your child to our Free School Meals list.

Please note that children in Reception and Years 1 & 2 currently receive Universal Free School Meals – this is a different scheme to Free School Meals which is only available to families in receipt of certain benefits and who meet the Free School Meals criteria, however you should still claim Free School Meals even if your child is in Reception/KS1 as it means the school will be entitled to more funding and you may be entitled to other additional payments introduced by the Government in the future – such as the Supermarket Voucher fund which was a lifeline for many families during Covid-19.

We would urge any families who are in financial difficulties to speak to us in confidence – we would then be able to guide you to organisations that may be able to help during this difficult time. Please contact any member of staff – we will treat your request with discretion and try to offer you some support – you are not alone.

Alex Sykes

School Business Manager

Other food support and help
Kirklees Council – Contact our free-phone support line:
0800 4561114