Is my child eligible for
From September 2014, all children in Reception , Year One and Year Two in England will automatically receive a Universal Free school Meal as part of the governments new initiative.
However… if you are currently claiming one of the eligible benefits or your household income is below the governments threshold, then it is extremely important that you still complete an application form so your child’s school receive further funding from the pupil premium , which is used by the school to support your child’s education.
If you are currently eligible or think that you might be, you can continue to claim for free school meals through the new and improved online claims process.
The new claim form is available at: www.wigan.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
Further information can be found at: www.wigan.gov.uk/benefits