Did you know the government gives additional funding to schools for those children entitled to free school meals (even if they don’t have a school meal)?


    • Enfield Grammar School will use this money to obtain additional staff and resources that help improve the quality of education.


    • If you have children up to the age of 19 years in full-time education at an Enfield school, you may claim for free school meals if you receive a qualifying benefit.


    You must be receiving one of the following benefits to claim free school meals:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals
    Local authorities do not set the qualifying criteria for free school meals and as a school we are unable to waive them. Any change to the criteria is a matter for central, not local government.
    If you have a child starting school for the first time, and already receive free school meals for other children, you will still need to complete a new application.
    Apply online:
    You can apply online by visiting the following webpage: www.goo.gl/zpz3T9
    You will be asked to fill in an application form and either email it back to Enfield Council or posting a signed copy to the specified address.
    Apply in person at Enfield Grammar School:
    If you have any questions about applying for free school meals, please contact us on 020 8363 1095
    Breakfast Club
    Students who are eligible for a Free School Meal will also be eligible to have a have free breakfast at school at our daily Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club will take place at the Upper School Main Hall. More details to follow.

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