Free/Universal School Meals

School Meals – Free School Meals – Tameside have sent new information and forms with regards to free school meals. Registering for Free School Meals could raise an extra £1,652 for school to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed below.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit.

If your family income is below £16,190 and/or are in receipt of any of the above then please click on the link below for a registration form or a copy is available from the school office.

Please note this entitlement is in addition to the actual meal offered under Universal Infant Free School Meals, which all Infants, regardless of income, are entitled to.  To qualify for the income based free school meal please check the link below.

Free school meals and pupil premium registration form at November 2014

Universal School Meals

From September 2014 every Child in Year Reception to Year 2 is entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meal Scheme.