Free School Meals – Help Us To Help Your Child
We know from our records that a number of parents do not claim for their entitlement of a Free School Meal for their son/daughter which not only removes the opportunity for them to receive a free daily meal but also loses money for the school. We receive additional funds for each and every child who has made a successful application for a free school meal, which will provide more opportunities and enhancements to what we already deliver for your son/daughter . As an example, Pupil Premium funding is based on the number of children with free school meals and will provide much needed income in a time of financial cutbacks elsewhere.
Even if you feel that your child may not wish to take up the free meal every day, although the quality of our catering would make this a strange decision (!), the entitlement to other types of support on its own should make an application worth submitting.
If you are in receipt of income support or other means tested benefits then your child is entitled to a free school meal. Please make a claim and use your entitlement – it is a pity to waste it. Please note that even if your child is currently in years R, 1 or 2 (and therefore receives free school meals anyway through the Universal Free School Meals system) it is worthwhile registering.
Applications can be made via the Kent County Council Rewards Free School Meals Team, who can be contacted on 03000 415 123. Further information on the process can be found here.
Should you require further information or help please contact us and we would be more than happy to help your application.