Free School Meals
From September 2014, the national arrangements for children in KS1 (Years R to 2) changed so that all children in those years groups are entitled to a free hot meal each day.
However, in KS2 (Years 3 to 7) children are only entitled to a free school meal if they fulfil certain criteria. Please follow the link below for more details of the eligibility of children to receive free school meals. As well as the hot dinner, children are then recognised as being ‘Pupil Premium’ and the school receives additional funding to support their learning and development.
Some parents nationally are concerned that there might be a stigma to their child for receiving free school meals. We would seek to reassure you that this is not the case and that we make sure that the children do not know the status of their dinners. We would encourage you to investigate if your child is eligible for the free meal scheme, and the Pupil Premium funding that comes with this.