Glebelands Primary School

Stimulating Young Minds


Free School Meals

Free school meals

With the introduction of free school meals for all children in Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1 from next September, it is really important that everyone who is eligible applies for free school meals as this will bring additional money into school through the Pupil Premium.


Applying for free school meals does not mean your child has to have them.

What it does mean is:

  • The school receives extra money (£1,800 for 2017-18) each year

  • Your child is entitled to 50% subsidies for residential visits

  • Your child will have free access to visits and swimming

  • The additional money allows us to provide a range of interventions that may benefit your child

  • It also expands the opportunities in school such as learning a musical instrument for a year.


You may qualify for free school meals if you are in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income support

  • Income-based Jobseekers 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)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit


You can apply by telephone on 0116 454 1009 or online.