ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS?
If you are on benefits, you may be entitled to Free School Meals. You can apply for free school meals by going on to the County Council Website
https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/freeschoolmeals.asp and clicking apply online.
Once you have successfully registered, school will be notified and your child will be able to have a free meal in school each day.
Although all children get a free meal whilst they are in Reception and Key Stage 1 regardless of whether a parent is on benefits or not, we advise that parents on benefits with a Reception or Key Stage 1 child go online and register for a free meal then, in addition to the free meal that your child gets in school, you will also receive an electronic voucher for £15 per week, per child during the school holidays, that you can spend in a local supermarket. You will also be eligible for a clothing grant towards the cost of school uniform.
If your circumstances change at any time and you find yourself unemployed and are claiming benefits, please ensure that you register using the link above.
If you need help with this, please ask at the school office.
Telephone 01228 558724
Are you entitled to EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM EYPP?
If your child attends our nursery and you are on benefits, please complete the EYPP form that is available from school. Once you have handed this back to us and we successfully register your child, you will receive an electronic voucher for £15 per week, per child, during the school holidays.
If your circumstances change at any time and you find yourself unemployed and are claiming benefits, please ensure that you ask in school for a form to register for EYPP (EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM).
Tel: 01228 558724