Community Primary School

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For Parents

Free School Meals and Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

Free school meals are available to all Foundation Stage 2 (Reception), Year 1 and Year 2 pupils and to children whose parents receive certain benefits.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

For children in Foundation Stage 2, Year 1 and Year 2, this is known as Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme and is part of the Government's pledge. You do not need to complete an application form or provide any other information, your child simply let's their class teacher know each morning if they will be having a school meal for that day. 

UIFSM is not means-tested, however, if you do qualify for any financial support, as shown below, we would encourage you to complete an application form as this could enable us to claim the Pupil Premium Funding to further support your child.  If you wish to know more about this and believe you are eligible then please contact Mrs Long in the School Office who will guide you through the process. 

Free School Meals - Key Stage 2

If you get certain benefits, your child could also qualify for free school meals (FSM) during all school years. To qualify you must be receiving:

  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Jobseekers' Allowance do not entitle you to claim free school meals.

For further information, please contact Mrs Long in the School Office.