All children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 currently receive a free meal under the Universal Free School Meals system. However, many parents/carers of children in these and other year groups may be unaware that there is a separate Free School Meals system which applies to all qualifying children based upon those parents/carers who currently receive certain benefits or who may do so in the future. Confirming eligibility for Free School Meals releases essential funding called Pupil Premium to school to help us to support children in a variety of ways. This has never been more important than now. Once confirmed, this funding continues for the remainder of a child’s time at Mersey Vale.
We ask that if you have never completed the Free School Meals checker form (or even if you think you may have done but are not sure), that you print and return the full form on this link
Alternatively, please read the content of the above form and then copy and paste / complete the information below and send this to headteacher@merseyvale.
For parents / carers with more than one pupil at school, you can add all children to the same form.
Providing this information will allow us to run regular checks on your behalf. Should you become eligible, we will contact you to confirm that you no longer need to pay for school meals. This will save you time in making your own application and will enable school to receive additional funding.
Should you have any queries, please contact the school office.
I ______________________ am the parent/ carer of:_____________________________
Child DOB____________________ Parent / Carer DOB__________________________
Parent / Carer NI Number____________________
I give permission for Mersey Vale Primary School to check my eligibility for free school meals