If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 you do not have to pay for your child’s school meal as you qualify for the Universal Infant Free School Meal.
You may also qualify for a Free School Meal if you meet the criteria.
How to apply for Free School Meals
If you feel your child is entitled to Free School Meals, you must apply by completing an application form. You only have to apply once. Hackney Learning Trust will check your entitlement against information held by the Department for Education on a regular basis so that you don’t have to renew your application every year or provide proof of your entitlement.
The Hackney Citizens Portal is the quickest way to apply for free school meals/pupil premium and confirm your eligibility.
After you have completed your application you will receive an email to confirm your eligibility, you can then bring this into the school office as proof of your entitlement. Hackney Learning Trust will also send out a notification to us here at school confirming your child’s FSM and Pupil Premium eligibility.
Eating well is important. Children need to eat well as it will give them energy and nutrients to grow and develop, be healthy and active. A healthy, enjoyable lunch gives children the energy they need to learn and play at school.
Use the information in this leaflet to help make your child a healthier packed lunch.