Free School Meals


Changes to the menus and tariff offered by Chartwells will come into effect after Easter 2017. The cost of a main meal will remain the same as will the free school meal allowance. Other healthy options also remain unchanged. For details see the new tariff and menus below.

Chartwells Tariff


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.  A lot of people don't claim free school meals even though they're entitled.

You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime.

You don't need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know.

If you get any of these benefits, you could be eligible:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance or an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (with an annual income of less that £16,190)

You will not be eligible if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.

To apply go to and fill in the form. Or you can ask the school office for a form.


Additional Funding for Schools

The school will benefit too ? they'll get the pupil premium of £935 a year from the government for each child on free school meals. Even if your child does not want their free school meal, the additional funding it attracts can benefit them in other ways. For example Pupil Premium funding can be used to subsidise college trips, provide extra resources and employ more staff to help our students. 



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