Cavendish Primary School

Free School Meals

Applying for Free School Meals

School meals are free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children – why do I still need to apply?

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 get free school meals, but if you receive one of the benefits from the list below you may also get help with:

  • The cost of residential visits (speak to your school about this)
  • Subsidised school trips
  • Free school uniform
  • Free Breakfast Club

You may be eligible for free school meals if you are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
  • the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (you will need to apply directly to the school not Bradford Council)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

For each child registered for free school meals, schools receive a pupil premium of £1,300 (Primary schools) or £935 (Secondary schools) per year. This money is to help your child achieve their best at school.

If you think you are eligible for free school meals please visit https://www.bradford.gov.uk/benefits/applying-for-benefits/free-school-meals/ for further information and to apply on-line. Alternatively, please call into the school office where we will be happy to help with the application process.

Upcoming Events

March 7, 2019
  • World Book Day

    March 7, 2019

    In celebration of World Book Day, we would like to invite children to dress up as their favourite story character. Prizes for the most imaginative costumes will be awarded to children in each phase so please encourage your child to be as creative as they wish!  Alternatively, children can wear non-uniform. 

March 11, 2019
  • Early Years Better Together

    March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019  

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Contact Us

Hall Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 2DU
T: 0127 477 2175 | E: office@cavendish.bradford.sch.uk

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