Hot meals are available at school at the cost of £2.20 per meal and the money must be paid on Mondays in advance for the week. Dinner money should be sent to school in an envelope with your child’s name and class clearly written on it.
If you receive any of the following you may be entitled to free school meals:
- 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)
- 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)
Please register for this at the Civic Centre, or pop into school for advice. Alternatively you can apply online at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals If you are on a low income you can apply through the Civic Centre, online (as above) or via the school for ‘Flexible Charging’ which enables children to be entitled to school meals at a reduced amount of £1.20 per meal.
If your child brings a packed lunch, please ensure that the lunchbox or container is clearly marked with your child’s name and class.
As part of our pledge to be healthy, children are asked to drink water or sugar free drinks with their dinner. High sugar drinks are not allowed in school. The school follows the guidance of the Children’s Food Trust regarding drinks in school. A copy is available on their website at: www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk.
For free school meals eligibility contact:
School Meals Department
Children & Young People Wolverhampton City Council
St. Peter’s Square
☎ 01902 551122