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Text Box: Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?

If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child is eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs*

*Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.  Children who received a qualifying benefit in their own right area also eligible to receive free school meals.


Text Box: What to do next? 

Click the button below to check now if you are eligible for free school meals. If your application for Free School Meals is successful, GREAT BARR SCHOOL will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).

By using this service you will receive an immediate response to your application, including an email (if you have supplied a valid email address) and a reference number for any follow up interaction.  The Finance Department will receive a daily email for all new eligible pupils and records will be updated accordingly.  Audits are carried out every two weeks to check continuing eligibility and emails are sent to notify of any changing.  For Parents and Carers, this offers a faster, simpler, easier and more convenient application process.  It also removes the need for reapplication whilst eligibility continues.


Click Here to Check Eligibility Now 

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