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:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work fewer hours per week
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month), as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).