From September 2014 all children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 will be offered a free healthy school lunch. Children in other school years will also be offered a free school lunch if their parent is receiving certain welfare benefits, as outlined in our ‘Free School Meals’ form.
Registering for free school meals could raise an extra £1,300 for the school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.
This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed in the form. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals, even if your child is in reception or year 1, so that our school receives as much funding as possible.
The information you provide on the form will be used by the council to confirm receipt of one of the listed welfare benefits. Once this is confirmed, this helps to decide how much money your child’s school will receive each year.
You only need to complete the form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at Alma.