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Free School Meals

Dear Parents and Carers,

Did you know that your child could qualify for Free School Meals?

If your child is eligible, it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and fuss of making packed lunches. Many students at Vyners School are already enjoying Free School Meals, and your child may be entitled to have them too, if you receive one of the following:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • An income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR))
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)
  • The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

As well as having a free hot or cold lunch every day, students who are eligible for Free School Meals enable the school to receive additional funding to spend on extra resources for your child, such as revision classes.

Vyners School actively encourages all families entitled to Free School Meals to make a claim. No-one else will know that your child qualifies for Free School Meals, as we use a cashless system that means that payment is discreet. Your child’s catering account is topped up automatically with £2.10 every day.  This may be spent on any item in the canteen, at either breakfast break or lunch.   Please note that students cannot ‘save up’ their allowance and that, once the allowance is reached, any further purchases must be funded by parental 'top up'.

If you would like to apply for Free School Meals for your child, you can check your eligibility and apply directly via pps.lgfl.org.uk . (Please note that Vyners School is listed under Uxbridge and not Ickenham).  You will receive an immediate response regarding the success of your application, and the school will be directly notified of your child’s eligibility.