Dear Parent/Carer,


Re: Free School Meals


Schools receive pupil premium funding to help raise achievement and attainment among disadvantaged students. The premium helps target resources to provide help and support to those most in need. It is therefore important that all students eligible for free school meals, even if they don’t have a meal, are known to the school.

Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Pupils can qualify for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves.

The school also provides financial help and support for pupils in receipt of free school meals as follows:

  • Tie/badge and apron (free)
  • Holy Family School Bus (subsidy)
  • PE kit (50% subsidy)
  • Music Tuition (50% subsidy)
  • Food /Design Technology (free resources)
  • Revision guides (free)
  • Essential Curriculum Trip (free)


Apply for Free School Meals…

it's quick and easy using the online form at:



If you want further information then please email Sharon Thomas (Business Manager); everything you say will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Yours sincerely,


Mr M. Symes