Could your child be eligible for free school meals?
In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you’re getting all the help you’re due.
Students receiving free school meals may choose either a hot meal or sandwiches to a value of £2.60.
A lot of people don’t claim free school meals even though they’re entitled. That’s why Derbyshire County Council has launched the Quid’s in campaign, to encourage people to check if they’re eligible. You don’t need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know.
You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school will benefit too – they’ll get the pupil premium of £900 a year from the government for each child on free school meals.
If you get any of these benefits, you could be eligible:
- Universal Credit, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) as assessed by HMRC
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
If you feel your son/daughter may be entitled to Free School Meals, at any point during their time at Tibshelf Community School, you can apply on-line by clicking here or alternatively you can ask the school office for a form.