FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
Further details are available from Birmingham City Council at
Online applications can be made through the school's subscription to the Link2ICT Free School Meal Checking Service (Link2ICT are the IT systems service provide for Birmingham City Council Schools).
If the family does not have internet access they are welcome to visit the school to use its computer facilities to submit their application, or alternatively, the could give the school permission to register on their behalf.
If parents wish to check their eligibility but are uncertain about how to do this, they should call or visit the school office where a member of staff will be pleased to help.