Children who stay for lunch benefit from eating with others while relaxing with their friends. Having school lunches helps young people develop the confidence to make appropriate menu choices and tastes for different foods.
Free School Meals
If you are in receipt of any of the following your child could be entitled to £2.25 being credited to their dining account each day:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit except for the four week ‘run-on’ period after a parent has become unemployed or reduced their hours to less than 16 per week) and their gross annual income is not over £16,190.
- Universal credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
How to apply
To see if your child is eligible, please complete an application form and a verification form (this is a secure way for the Academy to check your eligibility using your NI Number, surname and date of birth details). You will also need to produce the correct documentation.
You can pick up an application form and a verification form from Easington Academy or you can download a copy of each form below. Completed forms need to be returned to the Academy.
If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact the Academy.