Free School Meals

As you may be aware the Government is introducing a new benefit for children in school. It is called Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). Schools now have a legal obligation to offer a free school lunch to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

This duty will come into effect from September 2014. To help us get organised for this big change we would like you to let us know if you will be taking up the offer of a free school meal. All parents must complete and return the slip below and return to school no later than Wednesday 11th June 2014.We need a firm idea of numbers to help us make sure we have enough equipment and food! Please be aware if you are entitled to claim Free School Meals it means that school will be able to receive Pupil Premium and that your child will receive many other benefits.

You must still apply for Free School Meals via Tameside. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will try my best to answer them.

Universal Infant Free School Meals I would like my child _________________ Class __________ To receive a Free School Meal To bring a Packed Lunch Signed ………………………………………… Parent/Guardian