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School dinners are provided  by an external company ISS.

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Many children are entitled to free school meals and applying is very easy

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Please come into school if you would like to discuss your application or need help with the form and one of our team will assist you.

Since 6 April 2010, the income 'threshold', which forms part of the 'Tax Credit' free school meal eligibility category has been changed to £16,190. Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals:

    • Income Support (IS)

    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)

    • An income-related employment and support allowance

    • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; or

    • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190.

Note: From 1 May 2009 where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.

All schools now receive funding from the Government called Pupil Premium, based on the number of pupils in their school entitled to free school meals. This means that if your child is eligible and you apply, South Park Primary School receives additional funding even if you choose not to take the meals, so please do apply if you are in one of the categories above. Thank you.

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