School Meals







Free School Meals (FSM)

Free school meals are available for your child(ren) if you are receiving one of the following qualifying benefits:


  • Income Support (IS);
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA);
  • An income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of April 2012 does not exceed £16,190. Note: From 1st May 2009 where you are entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to Free School Meals, this may be extended.
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit;

Find out if you are eligible to claim free school meals.

Free School Meals/School Clothing Vouchers application

Application form for Free School Meals and Uniforms

Healthy School

All the children can have milk provided by the school at a small cost per day. Parents can purchase milk on a weekly or half termly basis through the Cool Milk website.

We aim to be a Healthy School and promote a healthy and nutritious diet, therefore we do not allow sweets or chocolate in packed lunches. Children may bring a piece of fruit for break time consumption.

Reception and KS 1 children are supplied with a piece of fruit every day under the national school fruit scheme.

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