Free school meal and pupil premium benefits

Pupils are eligible for free school meals if their parents receive one or more qualifying benefits.

If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, contact your school to apply.

Pupil Premium is additional funding that schools can claim, based on the number of pupils within the school who are eligible for free school meals. See our eligibility for free school meals and pupil premium web pages for further information.

Tax-free childcare

The Government offer up to £2,000 a year of tax-free childcare to help lower costs. Visit Get tax free childcare (GOV.UK) to see if you are eligible.

School uniforms

We have a list of local services that can help with school uniform costs. The Family Information Service has a list of suggestions and services that can support in purchasing school uniforms. Visit the Paying for School Uniforms web pages.

Funded Early Education

Funded Early Education for two-year-olds (FEET) offers eligible families up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare a week for 38 weeks a year. You can find out if your child can access two-year-old funding by checking the eligibility using our Funded early education for two year olds (FEET) web page.

Funded Early Education for three and four-year-olds offers families up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare for up to 38 weeks a year. This is a universal offer and is available to all children visit Funded Child Care age 3 to 4 year olds web pages for more information.

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