Free School Meals – During this time we realise that some families may be suffering financial difficulties. If your employment circumstances have changed in the past few months and you are now in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to claim for 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
If you do qualify Kirklees will inform us and we will add your child to our Free School Meals list, and they will be eligible to receive Free School Meals and Cost of Living supermarket vouchers, as and when, they are issued by the Council. The Council are, once again, supplying all eligible children with a Supermarket Voucher for the summer holidays – these vouchers will be emailed to parents by school in the coming weeks.
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 it is important that you apply for Free School Meals as soon as you are eligible in order to receive the Cost of Living supermarket vouchers. In the meantime, please contact Alexandra Hill in the office if you have any queries by emailing email@example.com
IF YOUR CHILD IS ALREADY RECEIVING FREE SCHOOL MEALS YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING – HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD YOU WILL NEED TO CLAIM FOR EACH CHILD AS THEY BEGIN SCHOOL IN RECEPTION.