Universal Free School Meals

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Universal Free School Meals

Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 have been able to enjoy school meals for free. This is to encourage children to enjoy the nutritionally balanced meals to fuel their bodies for the rest of their learning day.

If your child is in these year groups, we still encourage you to register for Free School Meals because, for every child that is registered for free school meals, schools receive valuable “Pupil Premium” funding from the Government. In doing so, you are supporting the school in receiving this fund, continuing your child’s access to free school meals beyond year 2, whilst you are entitled to it as well as saving money with access to free milk.

From Year 3, if your child still wants to enjoy school meals, you must pay for these unless you are entitled to free school meals.