Facilities are also provided for children who bring a packed lunch. We ask that any packed lunch provided is a cold lunch that is balanced and healthy. Children are not permitted to bring hot food/liquids in packed lunch boxes.
Sweets/chocolate bars are not allowed.
Drinking water is available at all time. We do not allow fizzy drinks but diluted juice may be consumed at lunchtime.
Children are free to try school meals at anytime.
If you think you may qualify for free school meals, please see the link below for details and/or download the attached FSM application Form and return to:-
All children attending a state funded infant school in reception class, year 1 or year 2 are automatically entitled to a free school meal regardless of income.
There is no need for you to complete an application form for children in reception class, year 1 or year 2 unless you receive a qualifying benefit.
If you receive a qualifying benefit (listed below) we would urge you to make a formal application as this will allow your child’s school to claim additional funding (pupil premium).
Moving into year 3
Once your child moves into year 3 they will automatically lose their entitlement to UIFSM. If you want your child to continue getting a school meal they will either have to pay or claim for an income-related free school meal.
Schools will receive additional funding from the government for each child registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money. You can speak to your child’s school direct to find out how they use this funding. Some schools also offer incentives to encourage parents of eligible children to apply.
Provided your child is attending a state funded school or academy full-time in the Wakefield District they will qualify for income-related free school meals if you receive:-
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and you do not get Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working tax Credit)
- Universal Credit
Please be aware that the following benefits do not qualify for Income Related Free School Meals: Contributions based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Contributions based Employment & Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Invalidity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Child Benefit.