Free School Meals
Are You Eligible?
There are currently 9,000 children in Cornwall in receipt of free school meals and in doing so are securing Pupil Premium funding for their school. However, we believe that there are many more that may be eligible.
Your child may be eligible for free school meals (and Pupil Premium for their school) if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits.
- Income Support (IS)
- Job Seekers’ Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance.
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance.
- Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an Annual income of less than £16,190.
- Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)
- Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Support
- Universal Credit
You are temporarily eligible to claim free school meals if you receive a Working Tax Credit run on – this is the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit. In order to qualify for free school meals after the four week period expires, you will need to be in receipt of one of the other qualifying benefits listed above.
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.
What would make me ineligible? Please note that anyone claiming Working Tax Credit, Contribution-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance and/or Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance is NOT eligible for free school meals or Pupil Premium, regardless of what other credit/benefits are being claimed
How to apply
Online application and quick check process here
Or download a Free School Meals application form here
Should you require any further assistance please contact either Mrs J Brinson or Mrs L Carter at Bodmin College
For general enquiries
Telephone :- 01872 323298