School Meals

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Here at Chester Park Junior School we use the SchoolComms online payment system. We hope that this will help make things easier for you paying for your child's school meals. All we need from you for this to work is an up to date email and mobile phone number. Please come in to the school office if you need any help setting this up.

School dinners cost £2.25 each day and must be paid for in advance please!

 

Would you like to save £300 a year?

Did you know that for every child and young person aged 4-16 claiming a Free School Meal, their school gains an extra £1300. There is a big gap between those who are entitled and those who are actually claiming!  You may not realise that you are even eligible.

As well as the benefits of eating a nutritious meal, a recent study found that in primary schools where every child was offered a free school meal an average increase in attainment of about two months was made.

Please remember that even though you may claim free school meals for your child, this does not mean that they have to consume a meal every day, nor will they be singled out as a free school meal recipient. If they want to bring a packed lunch this is fine. Claiming however, is a win win situation as you could save up to £300 towards the cost of your child’s school meals and your school will receive a £1300 subsidy . This money could then be used to support your child’s learning in all manner of ways.

Registering a child for free school meals is really quick and easy, and will make a big difference to the child and the school. No one will know the child is registered and it will not affect any other benefits being claimed.

For more information about applying for free school meals please go to

www. bristol.gov.uk /fsm

Or, come into the school office where someone will be happy to help you apply. Just bring in your National Insurance Number.

Just to clarify, you are eligible for free school meals if you receive:

  • Income support
  • Income- based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • The “Guaranteed Element” of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run on- paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax credit
  • Universal Credit

We look forward to seeing you!