Thursday 6th October Gourmet Burger Day Important information regarding year Reception 1 & 2.
Universal Infant Free School Meals – New Information
As you should be aware all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal.
For every child that takes a Universal Infant free school meal the school receives funding. This funding is calculated on how many children take a school meal on
Thursday 6th October our census day.
Due to this funding we would like every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to have a school meal or at least to try the school meal on Thursday 6th October so that our funding can be calculated to its fullest capacity. (If your child does not like the meal then we are happy for them also to have a home packed lunch brought in for them to have after they have tried the school meal.)
Any queries regarding the ordering of this meal please speak to Mrs. Higham.
If you think you maybe entitled to benefit related Free School Meals then Mrs Higham in the office is available to help you register or offer information and advice regarding Free School Meals and any questions you may have.
Alternately you can apply on the link below.
Please sign up via http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/canhelp/
Please contact Mrs Higham if you require help signing up
In addition to the school funding received from Hertfordshire County Council/ the Education Funding Agency Longmeadow Primary School, is able to claim a £1300 grant from Government each year called the Pupil Premium for children whose parents or carers receive any of the benefits below: It not only gives your child a free school dinner (years 3-6) but also free milk and now £100 to help with other school events or uniform E.g. there may be help with the cost of music lessons.
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit element) or (Income Related) Employment Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit
- Please note that if you receive both child tax credit and working tax credit we will not be able to claim the Pupil Premium Grant and FSM will not be given.
If you are in receipt of qualifying benefits your information will be renewed automatically each year until year 3 when you will then need to apply again but that will ccarry you over t year 6 meaning that unless your circumstances change entitlement to free school meals will carry on to year 6. Even if you only qualify for a few weeks the benefits for your child will last for 6 years making it extremely important for you to sign up so it benefits your child and the school for as long as possible.
Please apply for all school aged siblings even if they do not have a regular school meal,
it all helps in other ways.
If you have a nursery child please inform Mrs Higham who will be able to access the Nursery Pupil Premium for you which is slightly different.