Blessed Trinity RC College. Burnley. Lancashire

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FREE SCHOOL MEALS

We need your support to obtain additional funding for the school.  If your child is entitled to free school meals, please consider applying today if you have not already done so.

Click here for: Education Benefits Leaflet     Free School Meals Application Form

The school receives a Pupil Premium Grant of £900 for each child who is entitled to free school meals. This will rise to £1300 next year.   This money is used to provide additional classroom support, homework and breakfast clubs, 1:1 tuition, additional support in numeracy and literacy, a counsellor and college courses.  As a result of this additional funding it is expected that exam results will continue to rise, further progress will be made in maths and more pupils across all year groups will achieve functional literacy enabling them to access the whole curriculum.  More individual in-class support is available for identified learners and alternative curriculum pathways are provided. Pupils can access pre-school intervention lessons, breakfast club and homework club.

Free school meals are offered to children of families who are in receipt of:
• Income Support or
• Job Seekers Allowance (Income based) or
• Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or
• The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit or
• Income related Employment Support Allowance or
• Child Tax Credit and are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, does not exceed £16,190 (April 10 figure)
• Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week.

To apply, simply ring your local Area Education Office 01254 220711 with details of your name, date of birth and National Insurance number and an immediate on-line decision can be given.  Alternatively, complete an application form which can be downloaded from the letters home section of the school website.  Once you have applied and been granted free school meals for your children you do not need to re-apply annually. Your children will continue to receive the meals until you cease to be entitled. The council will contact you should this arise.

Information regarding your child’s eligibility for free school meals is confidential.  Your child will just register his/her thumbprint at the till as all other pupils do who pay for their meals.

Please help Blessed Trinity to secure extra funding to help provide your child with a better education.
Yours sincerely

 
Richard Varey
Headteacher

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