Applying for Free School Meals
UN IVERSAL INFANT FREE SCHHOOL MEALS: (UIFSM) ALL CHILDREN in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a free hot lunch in school as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meal programme introduced in September 2014.
IT IS STIIL IMPORTANT TO APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AS IT IS ONLY WITH THIS APPLICATION WILL FUNDING BE RELEASED FOR THE SCHOOL TO ACCESS- £1300 PER APPLICATION!
Free School Meals: available for children from Reception to Year 6
If you consider you may be eligible for Free School Meals under the criteria outlined below it is essential you apply as soon as possible. This can bring a saving for you of over £400 a year and also means Whitby Heath gains access to Pupil Premium Funding.
This funding stream makes a huge impact on provision within school as it brings £1300 per successful application / per child, which is in addition to the school budget. The impact of this funding is huge both on children’s progress and in supporting a range of activities. The way school uses this funding is published on the school’s website under Pupil Premium. - See Pupil Premiumn page to see the use and impact of this funding.
PLEASE BE AWARE: If eligible parents do not apply we do not receive this funding stream and therefore forfeit the full monies which school is entitled from the Pupil Premium Grant.
Please support our school by completing the attached form (include your all your children which ever year group they are in.-
- If you return it to school we will happily send it for you alternatively you can post the form direct.
If you are uncertain if you are eligible apply anyway – you never know!
Alternatively you can ring 01625 374777 and speak directly- you usually are informed straight away!
Criteria for entitlement if you receive
Income – based job seekers allowance
Income – related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16 190