Free School Meals

Free School Meals

You could be entitled to Free School Meals.

One of the main reasons cashless catering was installed at Rastrick High School was to remove any worries parents and students may have had about being identified by others as receiving free school meals.

You are entitled to free school meals if you receive 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

If you are eligible for Free School Meals, the school will credit your child’s account with £2.05 each day for them to get a meal of their choice. This amount will not accumulate as it will be refreshed each school day. You will also be able to top up this account if your child wants to spend more than £2.05 per day; the first £2.05 per day will always come off the Free School Meal balance first.

We want to try and make this process easier for you and we will pay the cost of the online application. You can come into school and we can go through the process, or you can fill in the form

We want to try and make this process easier for you and we will pay the cost of the online application. You can come into school and we can go through the process with you, or you can click here and fill out the online version of the form.