As you may be aware, all children in Primary Schools are now receiving Universal free school meals. This is for all children from Reception to Year 6. Please ensure that you check the menu daily with your child and make them aware of the options and that it is suitable in regards to dietary requirements. It is important that any previous sQuid debts from before the summer holidays are cleared on the systems as soon as possible.
Universal Free School Meals
Currently, all pupils are receiving a Universal Free School Meal thanks to government funding (UFSM). You shouldn’t confuse UFSM with Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium Funding.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and eligible for Free School Meals, you should still register because we’ll receive the extra Pupil Premium funding. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at our school.
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium can provide parents/carers with other benefits ie: Summer Clubs, After School Care. In addition, Pupil Premium Funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation.
It’s provided for pupils who:
• Are registered for Free School Meals
• Have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years
• Are, or have been, in care
• Have parents in the armed forces
At Newtons Primary School we get extra funding for every eligible pupil who is registered for Free School Meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer.
Please register and find out if your child is eligible.
You only need to register once. To register, please apply online by visiting The London Borough of Havering website Click here to register
If you are entitled to certain benefits you may be entitled to free school milk.
If your child is in reception, year 1 or 2 and entitled to universal free school meals by applying for this then you can claim for free school milk for your child through the Cool Milk website link.
Please ring Student Finance on 01708 433929.