School Dinners and Milk
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Income Based Free School Meals and Milk - Am I eligible? How do I apply?
Please follow the web link below to see the Sheffield City Council Free School Meal website page. This provides detailed information about eligibility and to apply for income based free school meals and milk.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any 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 guaranteed element of 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
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- Younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- In full-time education
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.
Healthy school dinners are cooked on the premises. If you would like your child to have a school dinner the following is for your information:
All infant children (FS, Y1 and Y2) are offered a free school meal each day (universal infant free school meals). Your child just needs to tell their teacher at registration if they are staying for a school meal. They will also be asked for their menu choice.
The cost of dinners for junior Children (Y3-6) is:
Per day: £2
Full week: £10
School lunches should be paid using an online system called ParentPay. You can access Parent Pay via this weblink: https://www.parentpay.com/. Please ask at the office if you do not have your login details for this.
Please see the attachment for the current menu.
If your child preferred to bring in their own lunch, please see the following link for healthy lunchbox ideas: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes
All primary school children in Sheffield aged between 5-11 years are entitled to subsidised school milk at a cost of 18p (as at April 2022) for a 1/3 pint (189 ml) carton of semi-skimmed.
Primary School pupils over the age of 5 who are eligible for Income Based Free School Meals are also eligible for free milk. All children under the age of 5 are eligible for free milk (under 5s are automatically offered this).
A letter goes home before the end of term to inform you of the cost of milk for the following term. If your child is over 5 years old, and you want your child to have school milk during the following term, you will need to pay for the next terms milk via Parent Pay by the deadline in the letter. The online ParentPay system can be accessed via https://www.parentpay.com/.
All Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are offered a fee piece of fruit each day. Please see the document below for details of this