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Free school meals for infants

School meals are free of charge for children attending school in Reception, year 1 and year 2.

If, however, you are receiving one of the benefits below, you should still complete an application form as your child’s school will be entitled to £1,300 of extra funding known as Pupil Premium.

  • Employment and Support Allowance (income based)
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit
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        <p>School meals are free of charge for children attending school in Reception, year 1 and year 2.</p>
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      <p>If, however, you are receiving one of the benefits below, you should still complete an application form as your child’s school will be entitled to £1,300 of extra funding known as Pupil Premium.</p>
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        <li>Employment and Support Allowance (income based)</li>
        <li>Income Support</li>
        <li>Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)</li>
        <li>The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit</li>
        <li>Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999</li>
        <li>Child Tax Credit</li>
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