All children in Key Stage 1 (YR – Y2) are entitled to Universal Free School Meal.

Children in KS2 (y3-6) can order a school meal at £XXX/per day, which must be ordered and paid for in advance through Arbor ParentPay. Alternatively, children can bring their own packed lunch to school.

Free School Meals

From April 2015, the threshold figure which forms part of the tax credit free school meal eligibility category is £16,190.

Pupils whose parents/carers receive the following support payments are entitled to free school meals (assuming the parent does not receive Working Tax Credit).

Under the current criteria, children who receive, or whose parents receive one or more of the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals and eligible for two year old funding.

  • Income-based and contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance or ESA on an equal basis
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Working Tax Credit, provided they have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 per year (eligible for two Year Old Funding only)
  • Universal Credit

Please see a member of the office team to confirm your eligibility and apply for free school meals.

Our school lunches are  prepared by our kitchen staff. They are home-cooked nutritious lunches at an affordable price. These provide your child with a hot and nutritious lunch freshly prepared using only the finest local produce.