Useful Information

Useful Information

Free School Meals Application Form

Free School Meals


Parents/Guardians are entitled to get free school meals/milk for their children if they receive:


  • Income Support, or
  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, or
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit, or
  • Child Tax Credit with a total annual taxable income of less than £16,190 and are NOT receiving Working Tax Credit, or
  • Have successfully obtained asylum status, or
  • People who claim Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Grants for school uniforms are no longer available. If you are a foster carer, and receiving a fostering allowance, you are not eligible to claim free school meals for those children you are fostering.


When filling in the form, it is important that you tick for both Free School Meals and Free Milk. 


An application form for free school meals should be completed and returned by hand to any One-Stop-Shop.  Alternatively, postal applications can be addressed to


Director of Finance 

PO Box 2 

Cleveland Street 



CH41 6BU

Attendance Matters


It is a legal requirement for parents/carers to obtain the permission of the Headteacher before removing their child from school in order to take any leave in term time.


Parents do not have an automatic right to take their children out of school for leave during term time and may be issued with a Penalty Notice (£120 per parent per child) if they do so without prior arrangement with the Headteacher. 


The legislation only allows the Headteacher to authorise such leave in exceptional circumstances.


School Prospectus


The school prospectus,  gives a variety of information about our school.  It discusses our curriculum, it summarises some of our policies, and it tells you about staff and governors of the school.


All parents are given a paper copy on a tour of the school and/or as part of the school induction process.

Cool Milk


The external company, Cool Milk manage the system for purchasing/ordering school milk.  All parents who wish their child(ren) to have school milk MUST register via the website below.  


If you have applied for Free School Meals, which includes free milk, you MUST also register on this website otherwise milk will not be ordered for your child.