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Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding.

Free School Meals at Park Road

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals then they are entitled to a free hot meal each day and free milk 

What's more, the Authority gives the school funding for each child who is on or who has ever been on Free School Meals in the last 6 years.  This year we were awarded £69940 of additional funding, money which enabled us to pay for a School Nurse, to keep our Breakfast Club running, and to subsidise trips such as a trip to the pantomime, for example. Importantly it also allowed us to provide extra support and interventions and to purchase resources within school, to raise the attainment of our pupils and to enrich their learning journeys.

Please see the criteria below. If you are entitled to Free School Meals or even if you are unsure, you can apply online on Kirklees Council's website.  Alternatively you can download the below form, complete and return it to school.  Either way, please be assured that your application will be completely confidential.

To find out more about our Pupil Premium funding and what we have spent it on, please visit our Pupil Premium page.

Could your child be eligible for Free School Meals?

Children and young people who live in Kirklees can apply for free school meals if they:

  • attend full time at a local authority school or sixth form
  • are under 19 years of age

and their parents or carers receive one or more of the following:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Click here to apply

For further information contact Kirklees Council on 01484 221928 or email freeschoolmeals@kirklees.gov.uk

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