Free School Meals
Free School Meal Update
We have now successfully implemented the free school meal online voucher system across all YHCLT schools and, whilst some teething issues have been experienced, vouchers now seem to be reaching all parents across the Trust.
We have increased the value of these vouchers from £11.50 to £16.10, this value will revert to £15.00 once the online software allows us to implement the national amount funded by the government.
As previously communicated please contact us by email if you are experiencing any issues with accessing these vouchers on email@example.com.
Changes to Free School Meals during the Coronavirus school closure
Free school meals are changing to a voucher system for all eligible families. The school will not be providing Free School Meals from Wednesday 25th March until further notice.
Eligible families will receive a text to the mobile phone number that the school holds for you. It is essential that this phone number is up to date.
In the text will be a link to a website. You will be asked to say at which supermarket you would like to redeem the voucher. Your phone will then receive the voucher.
The voucher will be worth £2.30 per day for each child (in a 5 day week that's £11.50 per child each week). You will receive a text each week which includes the voucher for the week ahead.
We have set up an email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - to support any parents or carers who are having issues with this new system. Please email any questions rather than contacting school.
Free School Meals
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
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)
If you qualify for free school meals not only will your child receive free meals, but our school will receive additional funding too.
Please do apply even if your child currently gets Universal Infant Free School Meals (Foundation Stage, Y1 & Y2) as the school will still receive additional funding
How to apply
You can apply for Free School Meals by completing a short application form. This is available from the school office or you can download the form by clicking the link below. You can also apply online with Hull City Council directly here.