Free School Meals

8th April 2020

Dear Parents / Carers, 

If you think you are entitled to free school meals please follow the link below to apply:

FSM Application

Children that are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all receive Universal Free School Meals.  This is not the same as receiving Free School Meals.  Its a bit confusing but even if you child is currently receiving a Universal Free School Meals, if you are entitled to Free School Meals then you should apply.

If you receive one or more of the following benefits you should apply:

  • Universal Credit
    • Provided you have an annual net income of no more than £7,400
    • This is assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
    • Provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run on
    • Paid four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

If you are successful in applying for Free School Meals your child will be entitled to this throughout their time at Tweedmouth West.  You will receive - free school meals, free breakfast club, free swimming and supplemented trips (where possible). 

Please apply if you think you may be entitled.

Thank you 

Mrs Hodgson