Free School Meals

About a third of children in Suffolk who are eligible for free school meals aren’t registered for them.  It is easy to apply online or by phone. More details can be found on the relevant part of the Suffolk County Council website

As well as a choice of a hot meal or sandwiches, your child will also benefit from additional government funding in school, called the Pupil Premium. You can find out more about how we spend the Pupil Premium funds at Holbrook on this page. The government gives the school these extra funds because statistically children from low income families are less likely to get the best grades possible. We work really hard at Holbrook to make sure all children get the same chances to do really well so the funds are really put to good use.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit