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

September 20, 2019
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    September 20, 2019  8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Cavendish Primary School, Hall Rd, Bradford BD2 2DU, UK

September 25, 2019
  • Year 6 Visit to Blackhills Campsite

    September 25, 2019
    Blackhills Scout Campsite, Lee Ln, Wilsden, Bradford BD16 1UB, UK

    The childrenwill each attend a half-day session:

    Class 6R will leave school at 9.00am returningto school at approximately 13.30pm

  • Class 6C will leave school at 11.30am returningto school at approximately 3.30pm

  • Children in 6R will need to bring their school uniform to get changed into on their return to school.

     The cost ofthis trip is £14.00.

     Please remember ParentPay can be used to make payments. Alternatively, payments can be paid in cash at the school office.

     A packed lunch will be required – no fizzy pop, glass bottles or chocolate bars. If your child is entitled to free school meals, a lunch will be provided. 

    Children will need to come to school wearing suitable clothes for the outdoors e.g.jogging bottoms/leggings, wellingtons/walking shoes and with a waterproof outdoor coat.

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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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