The government allocates a pot of money to schools for each registered free school dinner pupil. If eligible children are not registered by parents, we don’t get to receive this funding.
At Clutton School, we use this money to help children learn a musical instrument, help parents fund school trips and provide additional support that we may not be able to otherwise afford.
School Meals: Please note the following important information in relation to school meals. Some parents/carers may be entitled to make a claim for ‘Free School Meals’, even if their child is already having a free school meal in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Officially claiming your ‘Free School Meal’ can help your child in school.
Find out more by speaking to our office or contact the Free School Meals Team in confidence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01225 394317.
You only need your child’s name, date of birth and your National Insurance Number and the Free School Meals Service will do the rest.
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’ and for 2016-2017 is £1,320 per pupil. For more details on how this money is allocated, please refer to the Pupil Premium page.
If you think that you qualify for Free school Meals based on benefit received, please download and complete the Free School Meals registration Form and return it to the school office, or direct to B&NES (details on the form).
You can find out more about Free School Meals by visiting the B&NES website.