Free School Meals
The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives so even if you don’t want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps the school.
A new self checking service has been introduced which gives an instant answer to your entitlement.
This online service enables parents (or whoever you agree to do this on your behalf) to apply by inputting all of the same details as previously completed on the paper forms, but the system will then automatically check with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to see if you’re entitled.
You will then be given an instant decision and any successful application will be forwarded to the Free School Meals Entitlement Team to set up on the system and advise the school.
The link to the self checking application form can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.
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