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At St. Petroc’s C of E Primary School, we believe the purpose of education is to nurture and develop the whole child: mind, body, heart and spirit, enabling them to thrive and to be the person they are fully capable of being; we believe that no gift is too small to be shared. Through our exciting curriculum we provide opportunities to break through barriers, increase resilience and place inclusivity at the heart of all we do.

Reminder of Free School Meals Eligibility

All Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) pupils are entitled to receive a free school meal. This is part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) initiative and regardless of what benefits are being claimed.

Children in Year 3 and above

Your child may be eligible for benefits-related free school meals if you, or the child themselves, meet the eligibility criteria.

A child is eligible for free school meals if their parent/carer (or the child themselves) receives any of the following benefits:

Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

Income Support (IS)

Job Seekers' Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance

Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance

Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an annual income of less than £16,190

Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)

Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Supports

If you are claiming the benefits listed below you are not eligible for free school meals. This is regardless of what other benefits/credits are being claimed.

Working Tax Credit

Contribution-Based Job Seeker's Allowance and/or Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance


If you’re child is eligible for benefits-related free school meals you may also be entitled to claim Cost of Living Support payments.


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