If you are receiving certain benefits and think you may be entitled to Free Schools Meals, it is now much simpler than ever. Use the online link below and your eligibility status will appear on screen within minutes and the school is also notified of the outcome. There is no need to bring any documentation into school. Once registered for Free School Meals, this entitlement lasts until the end of Year 11, with no additional checks required.
Students who are eligible for Free School Meals will receive the equivalent of £350 a year in their meal allowance, which entitles them to both breakfast before school and a meal during the day. Furthermore, for every student that is registered for Free School Meals, the school will receive an additional £935 in funding, enabling us to provide subsidised school trips for eligible students and other financial benefits.
We operate a cashless catering system in school whereby the meal allowance is added to the student’s account on a daily basis, so is entirely confidential and anonymous.
For students experiencing genuine cases of hardship, we do have a small hardship fund which can be awarded on a discretionary basis.