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Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?
Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
Income related Employment and Support Allowance
Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.
To check if your child is eligible, simply call 01473 260989 (Ipswich/Lowestoft and surrounding area) or 01284 758883 (Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area).
Any parents of children who are in who believe they are eligible for a free school meal should apply whichever year group they are in as this will entitle you to 1/3 OFF the cost of school trips.
YOU SHOULD STILL APPLY EVEN IF YOUR CHILD RECEIVES A FREE MEAL THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS GOVERNMENT SCHEME AS THE SCHOOL RECEIVES EXTRA FUNDING FOR THESE CHILDREN.