It is very important that you register your child for Free School Meals even if your child does not wish to have a meal.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and receive a free meal under the Universal Free School Meal scheme it is still essential that you register as we only receive the extra Pupil Premium Grant funding for those pupils who are registered.
Parents/carers who are in receipt of any of the benefits listed below can register for Free School Meals.
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Child Tax Credit (but do not receive Working Tax Credit and a household income below £16190)
- National Asylum Seeker’s Support
- The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
All children who apply for Free School Meals, and are accepted, will receive a free school sweatshirt.
The extra funding provides additional staff to plan and deliver high quality learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom and funds breakfast club and after-school activities.
If you think you qualify for Free School Meals please complete the form attached and return it to the school office as soon as possible so we can use the extra funding to provide even more support for your child on their learning journey here at John Gulson.
If you need help to complete the form please contact a member of staff who will be happy to help.
Thank you for your support,