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Yewlands Academy

Free School Meals

Registering for Free School Meals - extra benefits

Registering for free school meals means your child can eat a free school lunch. However, it also brings benefits to the school.

Yewlands Academy will receive a payment, Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals. This money helps us to provide extra support like 1 to 1 tuition, Learning Assistants or extra-curricular activities. Students may take a free school lunch if they wish.

In England, children are eligible to receive free school meals if their parents/carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (Provided annual net earned income is no more than £7400, as assessed by earnings up to 3 of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under the Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Work Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit. (If you claim Working Tax Credit, then your child does not qualify for free school meals.)

You will need to provide documentation to prove that you are receiving one of these benefits – your local Job Centre Plus, the Benefits Office or Customs and Excise office should be able to help with this.

More information can be found on the Sheffield City Council website. Application forms are available from the school office or apply online.