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Free School Meals

Did you know that being eligible for Free School Meals means more than a free lunch?

If you are registered for Free School Meals the school receives additional funding. This funding is used in many different ways, which are detailed in the school’s Pupil Premium Strategy.

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What can parents do?

You must register for the free school meals so that the school can receive the extra money even if you do not want your child to have the free school meals. Registering is confidential and will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

If your child is registered for Free School Meals they could receive help with paying for educational trips, revision guides, music lessons, ingredients for cooking lessons etc.


Am I Eligible?

You could be eligible if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support

  • Job Seekers Allowance

  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)

  • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit - providing you are NOT entitled to Working Tax Credit and your family's annual income (as assessed by HMRC) is not more than £16,190 (as at 6 April 2012)

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)


You can apply for Free School Meals online at this link:

Further details are available on the Wiltshire Council website

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