Early Years Curriculum Evening Presentation September 2020
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- 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 guaranteed element of 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)
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018, your household income must be less that £7,400 a year (after tax and including any benefits you get)
If your child is eligible for and getting free school meals at any time before 31 March 2022, they’ll remain eligible until this date. You do not need to apply for Free School Meals again if you are already eligible at a Bournemouth School.
We ask, please, that all parents complete the online Free school meals registration form. This is important so that we can continue to register all pupils who attract a Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium provides our school with additional money from central government, for every child whose parent/guardian is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed on the registration form. This much needed additional money is used to provide extra help and tuition for pupils. Please help us to receive as much funding as possible by completing the form, even if your child is in Year R, Year 1 or Year 2.
Free School Milk – If your child is over 5 and you receive income based free meals, your child may be entitled to free school milk, paid for by the school. If you think you are eligible, please inform the school office, and they will register your child to receive their free milk.
Necessitous Clothing Scheme – Families who are entitled to Income-Based Free School Meals for their child/children are eligible to claim our clothing grant ie parents who are in receipt of one or more of the above benefits. To access the clothing grant, parents/carers must first apply for Income-Based Free School Meals, even if their child is in Years R – 2 and therfore entitled to Universal Free school Meals, as this provides the school with the funding necessary to operate the scheme. A grant of £35 is payable for each eligible child and will be considered for a grant every 2 years.