Hampers will be ready by 1.15-3pm from front office and again from tomorrow morning 9.00am-11.30am. Anyone unable to collect at these times, who has not already arranged llection with the school, please call to sort alternative arrangements 07398092253. I have been contacted by a very generous parent who has offered to help with deliveries if required, although as she herself is a key worker too, where possible I would ask that parents try to organise collection by Friday as a preferred option.
These are not for children who have free dinners by nature of their age (e.g government funded dinners for all Reception and KS1 children). These unfortunately are only for those children for whom the school receives Pupil Premium funding. Parents will know if they have claimed this as they meet the following government criteria:
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of 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 - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
If any families however feel that as a result of the changing economic climate and employment difficulties that they may be eligible they should consult this link. As always if any family is in real financial hardship and they think that the school might be able to help, please do email Miss Parker.