During this lockdown/partial school closure period, we can issue income-based free school meal families with supermarket vouchers of £15 per week, per eligible child to help with the cost of meals. These vouchers are available during term time only.
If you receive any of the support payments listed below, you will be entitled to claim income-based free school meals and receive supermarket vouchers during the lockdown/closure period:
- 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. You must also 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 – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018, your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Protected eligibility: If your child is eligible for and gets Income-Based Free School Meals at any time before 31 March 2023, their eligibility is protected until this date. From 31 March 2023, your child remains eligible until they finish the phase of education they are in at that date.
If you are in receipt of one of the above support payments and wish to apply for income-based free school meals, please click here
Families with No Recourse to Public Funds
Please complete the attached application form if you are in one of the following categories and would like to apply for free school meals during the temporary extension as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
· A Zambrano carer
· Have the right to remain in the UK under Article 8 of the ECHR
· Receiving support under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 AND are subject to a NRPF condition
With exception of those receiving support under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, you must also be earning less than £7,400 per year after tax.
If you have any questions about income-based free school meals or the supermarket voucher scheme, please contact the school office via email firstname.lastname@example.org