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free school meals - are you eligible?

You may be eligible for free school meals and didn’t know. If your child is at Bobbers Mill then all children receive  free meals as part of a government scheme but this stops when they reach  Y3. The food vouchers you may have heard about  on the news are only available for children on free school meals .  Have a look below at the criteria and if you think you are eligible then get in touch with the school office on 115 9155813 or office@berridge.nottingham.sch.uk. We can help you with the application 

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS AND SCHOOL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

Question before completing a form:

 

What benefit do you claim? 

• If they are entitled to any amount of Working Tax Credit they can’t receive FSM

• If they say Universal Credit and are working (or still classed as working at the DWP) their ‘take home pay’ as assessed by the DWP must be no more than £616.67 per month

If they are in receipt of one of the following complete the form:

• Income Support

• Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

• Income Related Employment Support Allowance 

• Guarantee element of Pension Credit

• Asylum Seeker claiming support under section 95

• Child Tax Credit, with no Working Tax Credit, with an annual income as assessed by HMRC of £16,190 or below

 

Recent extension of free school meal eligibility, to the categories of (primarily) migrant families cited below:

• Asylum seekers reliant on ‘Section 4 support’ from the Home Office

• Granted leave to remain as ‘Zambrano carers’

• Granted leave to remain under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

• Supported under section 17 Children Act 1989 and who have ‘no recourse to public funds’.

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