School Meals, Trips and Extended Care Nursery Payments
School Meals from September 2018 will be £11.50 per week (£2.30 per day).
School Meals, Trips and Extended Nursery Care payments are made using Bury Council's payment website. You can pay online which can be accessed from the 'Pay for It' link below or alternatively by ringing 0845 3052197. You will need your child's UPN (unique pupil number) to pay online and this can be obtained from the school office.
Free School Meal Entitlement and Pupil Premium Grant
If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be eligible to claim for free school meals (this is separate to the Universal meal entitlement scheme). Please click on the 'free school meal entitlement guidance' link below for more information.
If you are in receipt of the qualifying benefits and register, your child will also receive £1320 per year Pupil Premium Grant. Even if your child choses sandwiches as a meal option or is having a 'Universal' free meal, it is important that you register your child so you do not miss out on this valuable funding to support your child's education.
In April 2018 the government changed the qualifying criteria, so that if you get Universal Credit you can only get free school meals if you have earnings below £7400 a year. Prior to this date everyone who received Universal Credit was eligible.
If you were in receipt of free school meals on 1 April 2018 and your income increases above the new limits your child will continue to be eligible until either 31 March 2022, or 'the end of their phase of education', whichever is later. In plain English this means if they're in primary school they're eligible until year 6, or if they're in secondary school they're eligible until the end of year 11.
If you claim free school meals after 1 April 2018, you will only get them if your income is below is the new limits. However if your earnings do increase you will still get the same protection until March 2022 or until your child finishes primary or secondary school.