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Lyde Green Primary

School Meals

Our school meals are currently provided by Aspens.  More information about Aspens, the service which they provide and copies of their latest menus can be found here

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently entitled to a free school meal under the Government’s Universal Free School Meal (UFSM) initiative.

Free School Meals – Who qualifies for free school meals?

Under current rules, your child may be able to receive free school meals if you are in receipt of 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

Children who get 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 receive any of these benefits and your child is both:

  • younger than the compulsory age for starting school
  • in full-time education

It is important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch or is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2. This is so we may receive additional funding (called Pupil Premium) which we use to support your child’s education.