Forestdale Primary School
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How to claim a free school meal
Your child may be eligible for free school meals, and accordingly pupil premium, if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Child tax credit
- Universal credit
- Income based jobseeker's allowance
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
All children in Reception and years 1 and 2 qualify for a free school meal under the Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme.
Even if your child is having a free meal under this scheme, or is bringing sandwiches or going home for lunch, it is important that you tell us if your child qualifies for a free school meal as this allows school to claim pupil premium.
If you are not sure if you are eligible for a free school meal, contact the school office who will be able to help you.
Awards we have received so far.