Free School Meals

How do parents/carers apply for free school meals?

For a child to be entitled to receive free school meals, the parent/carer should normally be in receipt of a benefit such as Income Support or Child Tax Credit. A complete list of benefits is included on the application forms. 

We run a cashless catering system in school. For students in receipt of free school meals, the money is automatically uploaded to their account on a daily basis for them to spend in the canteen. 

Being in receipt of Free School Meals can also entitle the student to other financial support, for example with educational resources.

Application forms are available from Kent County Council, telephone number 03000 41 64 64. Parents/carers can also apply on line through this link:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals 

For any further information, please contact Mrs Mason, Assistant Headteacher, at the school.

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