free school meals (pupil premium)

Applying for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium

School Meals and Free School Meals

Our school meals provided by Chartwells are healthy and tasty and, Choosing a school lunch for your child/children could help save you up to £430 per year if you take up the offer of free school meals. School meals are freshly prepared every day using high quality ingredients. Chartwells provide menus that are accredited by the Soil Association and meet the Silver Food for Life Standard. Meat and vegetarian options are available every day, and children who have other dietary needs are catered for where a menu is agreed in advance. This can include religious, cultural or allergy and/or intolerance diets. Further information on school meals and the current school menus are available from the school office or at http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools

You will be eligible for free school meals for all of your children if your joint family income is less than £16,190 per year.

Details of how to apply are in this document.

Please apply for Free School Meals through the Lewisham Council website:  www.lewisham.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

Free school meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

All pupils in the above year groups (or infant classes) will be able to receive a school meal at no cost to their parent/carer. This is known as Universal Free School Meals and is a government initiative.

Pupil Premium

Although children in the infants (Reception, year one and year 2) do not pay for school meals it is important that you still register for free school meals if you are eligible. This is because schools are able to claim a Pupil Premium of up to £1300 per child on free school meals to make sure each school’s budget matches it’s community’s needs. Families eligible for free school meals or Pupil Premium may also be offered reduced rates for extras such as clubs, educational visits and school journeys. Pupil Premium funding or Free School Meals are for all families with a joint family income of less than £16,190 a year. Make sure you apply today or ask in the school office for help or information.|