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Plympton Academy

Free Schools Meals

Free school meals provide eligible students with a free school meal each day. Qualifying students are also entitled to additional support through the funding the Academy receives. To qualify, families should be in receipt one or more of the qualifying benefits:

  • Universal Credit  -  from 1 April 2018 provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400

  • Income Support 

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance 

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 

  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)

All applications are processed through Plymouth City Council and can be made at any time throughout the year via a short online form Plymouth City Council is able to check your eligibility online, therefore minimising the need to provide proof of your entitlement. If through a change of circumstances such as being furloughed your son/daughter is eligible for free school meals and you would like assistance with completing the form or any questions regarding the free school meal process, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the email. 

Following a recent government announcement on Free School Meals (FSM) will continue throughout the summer holidays, there will be no need for children who already have a current free school meal claim to resubmit an additional application for FSM.

Free School Meals FAQs

If you would like assistance with completing the form or any questions regarding the Free School Meal process or Pupil Premium, please contact Mr McCormack Assistant Principal 

Free School Meals Voucher Guide

Please download the guide from the Department for Education and Edenred for more information on Free School Meals vouchers at this current time.