Free school meals
Is your child entitled to free school meals?
Your child may be able to have free school meals - if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Additional funding is received in school for every child on Free School Meals. This money is used to ensure that every child succeeds. We provide additional support for our children and the interventions used have had a significant impact on the children’s attainment.
Why have School Dinners?
Children who take advantage of School Dinners are now guaranteed at least two of their five daily portions of fruit and vegetables, along with other essential vitamins and minerals, which play an important role in developing healthy eating habits.
Consumption of healthy school meals can influence children’s diet, helping to develop healthy eating habits and expose them to foods such as new types of fruits and vegetables which they might not otherwise have tried.
Healthy school meals have been shown to improve classroom behaviour, helping to improve academic performance.
£25 Rawcliffes Voucher
If you have never claimed free school meals before and make a successful application, you will be entitled to a FREE £25 Rawcliffes, Harrogate voucher.
Please ask at the School Office for an application form or use this link