Free School Meals


Complete this application form to claim additional funding

 for your child’s school


Dear Parents and Carers,

We are asking parents/guardians whose children go to school in the Cheshire West and Chester area, have a child in reception, year 1 or year 2 in September 2020 and have an entitlement to free school meals to complete this form.

All pupils in these year groups will be able to receive a school meal at no cost to the parent/guardian.  We need to ensure that all parents/guardians that have a statutory entitlement to a free school meal complete this form.  We will then be able to confirm whether the school is entitled to claim the pupil premium for your child.

The Pupil Premium is extra money given to your child’s school to spend on resources such as one to one tutoring, music lessons, extra curricular clubs and school trips. For 2020/201 we believe this will be £1320 per pupil.  Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal, further reinforcing the importance of making sure all those who qualify are actually registered.


Please complete all sections on the form if your income meets one of the categories below and either return it to your school or local benefit office, this will be processed in confidence by the Local Authority.

Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Universal Credit (Provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400)

It is really important that you complete and return this form to help make sure your child’s school is funded as well as possible.

Yours sincerely

Free School Meals

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Our Aims

For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

Tattenhall Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

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