We encourage all parents/carers to check if their child is entitled to free school meals. Being registered for free school meals benefits the student and the school.
In the past, Manchester City Council have been able to tell us which students are entitled to free school meals (FSM) based on their knowledge of who receives benefits such as housing benefit and council tax support. However, from 11th of June 2018 they will no longer be able to do this because the introduction of Universal Credit means that people will no longer claim these benefits.
It is very important that we know who is entitled to FSM (Free School Meals), not only so that we can provide your child with a lunch free of charge, but also because the school will receive additional funding, which we use to support your child’s education and ensure that they reach their full potential.
From 1st of April 2018 the only way we will know if we should give your child free school meals is if you check your eligibility online.
If you experience any difficulty with this process, please contact the school office who will be pleased to assist you wherever possible.