Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Do you work part-time? Do you receive tax credits?
Do you receive working tax credit and your family income is less than £16,190 per year?
Are you in receipt of Income Support or receive ESA or a state pension?

Do you get support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then your child may well be entitled to free school meals. Forms are available from the General office or to download, see below.

Even if you have been refused free school meals by Southwark in the past, you may now be entitled and should therefore apply. Please note that the Academy administers their own free school meals system and all applications should be handed into the General office for the attention of: Mrs Amin-Coles. Please ensure that you include your photocopied proof of income (dated within 3 months) with the application form otherwise your application can not be processed.

Free school meals equate to nearly £400 of savings for you each year; and it helps the Academy because we can apply for additional education funding for every child receiving free school meals.

We operate a cashless system in the Restaurant which does not show whether your child is receiving free school meals, and you can always top up the card balance if you want your child to be able to purchase food beyond the free school meal allowance, please call Mrs Amin-Coles on 0207 394 5106 for help.

The free school meal consists of a hot or cold lunch with at least 3 options of hot food, cold pasta pots and plenty of sandwiches to choose from.

We also have a ‘FREE’ breakfast club where again there are several options to choose from. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals, the breakfast is also free. Alternatively, for paying students the cost is only 50p.

The breakfast club runs from 7:45 - 8:20am, therefore ensuring that all students are in registration on time, have eaten well and ready to face their day.

Please do apply if you feel you may qualify – you will be helping yourself and the Academy.

  1. Free School Meal Form