Free School Meals
you know just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the
school will get extra money?
There are many things to think about in preparation for your child
starting a new school and what they are going to eat when they’re at school is
likely to be one of them. As you may be aware from the News and in the letter
provided at the new starter meeting the Government has decided that all children in UFS, Year
1 and Year 2 will be able to have a free school meal from September 2014.
What you may not know is if you are in receipt of certain types of
benefits school can receive additional funding. This is called the Pupil
Premium. For every child registered
Orchard Head JI & N School receives £1,300 this year. In order for
school to receive this money parents/carers still need to register with
Wakefield Council for free school meals – forms are available from the school
The benefits required are:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working
Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
Working tax credit ‘run on’ – the payment someone
may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax
With this extra money we could provide more interventions to accelerate
children’s progress as well as interventions to develop self-esteem,
self-confidence and social and emotional skills.
No one will know that you have registered
and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Please register as soon as possible to make
sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out.