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School Meals/Free School Meals

What is Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents qualify by meeting the criteria listed.  Children must be in school all day and they will be provided with a meal at lunchtime that is paid for by the school.

 

How do I qualify?

Parents/carers who receive any of the following are entitled to free school meals:-
•Income Support (IS)
•Employment Support Allowance (income related) – not contribution related
•Income based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA) – not contribution based
•Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
•Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
•Child Tax Credit with annual taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) of less than £16,190.

 

If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit you are not eligible to receive free school meals.

For further advice, call 0845 3459122.

 

How do I apply?

Please ask for a Free School Meal form at the School Office, this can be completed and returned to the school or can be sent directly to:

 

Admissions and Entitlements Team
County Hall
Taunton
TA1 1DY

 

School Dinners

 

 

All of our menus and payments for school hot dinners are managed via ParentPay.  

Below is an explanation of what ParentPay do, including a link to their website and a link to a document which can assist you when ordering meals, etc.

 

School meals

Paying for your child’s school meals online gives you more control and greater visibility over the food choices they are making.

 

ParentPay is a truly cashless catering system, making schools safer and giving you peace of mind

 

There’s no need for children to take cash into school - you can top up your balance using one of the payment methods accepted.

Your balance will be updated daily based on the meals your child selects. 

View meal choices online in schools using compatible cashless till systems.

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