Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy

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School Meals Information

Free School Meals

Free School Meals - did you know?

Just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money?

Every child registered on Free School Meals at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School receives funding from the Government called Pupil Premium Funding.

How does it work?

1. First, check if you qualify it is not just if you are unemployed.

2. Registering is really quick and easy if you think you qualify, contact the school office in confidence who will happy to advise you.

3. Your child will receive a free healthy meal at lunchtime, saving you more that £350 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 still gets pupil premium funding for your child.

Please talk to us about registering your child today.

Do you qualify?

 You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit Run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be entitled to receive free school meals.

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you need to complete the online registration form on Doncaster Council website,  www.doncaster.gov.uk , enter Free School Meals in the search our site box in the top left hand corner and select apply online .


Universal Free School Meals for Key Stage 1

Parents of children in Class 1 and Class 2 (KS1) were advised some time ago about the new government initiative to provide Universal Free School Meals for all children from age 4 to 7 from September 2014. This means that you do not need to pay for school meals – they will be provided.

Food Allergies and Intolerances

Please speak contact school if you have any concerns re the ingredients in your children's meals with regards to the above.The kitchen staff are happy to discuss your concerns.

Any allergies should be notified to school as soon as possible.