Free School Meals

The Government gives money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called 'Pupil Premium'.

With this money we could give more children across the school access to programmes we have developed and which have proven to help children at all levels to make better than average progress, for example:

Small group targeted teaching by one of our teachers to extend our more able pupils or to give pupils who are working at just below the average level in their class a boost so that they can reach average levels.

One to one support by our specially trained reading staff.

One to one support by our specially trained maths staff.

The support of our Learning Mentors.

One to one expert tuition by one of our own teachers in reading, writing or maths.

How does it work?

1. First, check if you qualify - it is not just if you are unemployed, although if you receive Working Tax Credits you will not be eligible. Please look at the list below to check your eligibility.

2. It is really quick and easy to apply online by clicking this link.

3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that's great - you will save more than £390 a year.

4. If you don't want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal - as long as you qualify and are registered, the school will receive the funding.

Additional links:

Brighton and Hove's page on free school meals, including information on eligibility and applying.

Sign up for universal free school meals for Reception age children.