Free School Meals. Are you eligible

Posted on: 01/10/2020

Have you checked if you are eligible for free school meals?

Each year we ask that all parents and carers check their eligibility as this leads directly to our pupil premium funding.

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The pupil premium is extra funding the government gives to schools to raise the achievement of pupils. The amount a school receives depends on the number of pupils eligible for free school meals.

Parents are encouraged to register their children, even if:

  • they do not want to eat school meals
  • they already receive universal infant free school meals.

This is in order to raise extra money for the school, which can be used towards extra tuition, learning assistants or after school clubs.

So even if your child is receiving a free meal already in F2, Year 1 and Year 2 it's always worth checking. Furthermore, for parents of pupils in other years, it's always worth checking.

Your support would be really welcome!