Advice on free school meals

Were you aware that if you receive Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit
(some exceptions) then you can apply for free school meals for your children in KS2 or above?

By applying for free school meals your child has the opportunity of having a hot meal at lunchtime and the school will receive an allowance called Pupil
Premium. This allowance is used to help your child through their education by enabling the school to provide extra small group or one to one tuition.

The application for Free School Meals is easy to complete and your school’s secretary can provide the forms. All applications are kept strictly confidential
and your child is not identified when receiving their meal.

Neither is it essentialthat your child takes a meal but it is important to the school that you apply so that children in greatest need can get extra help with learning.

If you need any further information please contact your nearest Citizens Advice.

Free, confidential advice and help is available from South Lakes Citizens Advice on any aspect of debt, consumer problems, benefits, housing,
employment or any other problems.

We have various outlets across South Lakeland and can also give advice over the phone – telephone 03444 111 444 for an appointment and help, 015394 46464 for debt andon-going enquiries.

Please note the opening hours at Windermere havebeen reduced, but contact details remain the same.

South Lakes Citizens Advice is a registered charity,No: 1118656 and company limited by guarantee, No: 6113551.

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