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Anthony Gell School

Free School Meals

 

Could your child be eligible for free school meals?

In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you’re getting all the help you’re due.
A lot of people don’t claim free school meals even though they’re entitled. That’s why Derbyshire County Council has launched the Quids In campaign, to encourage people to check if they’re eligible.You don’t need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know.

You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school will benefit too − they'll get the pupil premium of £1,300 a year from the government for each child on free school meals.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you (or the young person themselves, where appropriate) get any of the following:

NB - young people age 16-18 who receive the above benefits or Tax Credits in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.

You will not be eligible if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.
To apply go to Derbyshire County Council's information on Free School Meals and fill in the form. Or you can ask the school office for a form.