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Sunnyside Primary Academy

Free School Meals

Free School Meals

There is a statutory requirement for schools in England to provide free school meals to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This is to aid child development, support academic performance and improve levels of healthy eating.  However, eligible parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 should still apply for free school meals so that your children can access Pupil Premium funding.

For children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 you may be eligible for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • 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)
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit 
  • Universal Credit - income dependent

Click on the link below to find out if you are eligible for Free School Meals.

Free School Meals information

Applications for Free School Meals must be made directly to West Northamptonshire Council and all eligible siblings must be named on the application.

Apply for Free School Meals