An important element of our school budget is determined by the number of families who are eligible for free school meals. There is no stigma attached to this and the children are not treated any differently or read out on a separate list etc. Your child/children do not even have to eat the hot meal on a daily basis, they can still bring their own packed lunch, but by registering for Free School Meals it will ensure that we receive all the government funding to which we are entitled. This funding will also enable your child to receive additional support so it is really important to apply if you may be eligible.
Even if your child is in Year R, 1 or 2 and receives the new Universal Free School Meal, we still need you to register with us.