It's important that all parents of infant pupils who may be in receipt of qualifying benefits to register their entitlement for Free School Meals to attract the Pupil Premium for your child's school. This money is used by the school to assist the children in their learning.
The qualifying benefits are:
(i) Income Support
(ii) Jobseeker's Allowance
(iii) Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
(iv) Child Tax Credit - where the family's annual income is no more than £16,190
(v) Guarantee Pension Credit
(vi) Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
You can apply online or contact Lewisham Council on 020 8314 6221. There are forms available in the School Office.
If your child is already receiving free school meals you need not apply again.
Graeme WestHead Teacher