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Did you know that you may be entitled to Free School Meals even if you are working?


All children receive a Universal Free School Meals if they are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  However, applying for Free School Meals in these years and also for older pupils enables the school to receive an extra £1,300 which can be spent to provide extra support in school. 


It is really important that if you are in receipt of any of the benefits below and think that you may be entitled, you can apply for Free School Meals by clicking on the link below and following the instructions.


- Income Support

- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

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

- The guaranteed Element of Pension Credit

- Child Tax Credit (Provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

- Universal Credit


You may already have a login with Coventry City Council, if so please click on the login button and sign in accordingly.  Alternatively, if you do not have a login please click on the button continue without an account and follow the instructions.

Should you need any further assistance please contact Mrs Morris at the main office at the school on 024 7646 6337.

If you would like the office staff to help you apply for Free School Meals, fill out this form and email or hand in to office.

Dear Parent/Carer of Year 2 children,




As most of you are aware, all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 receive a Universal Free School Meals from the government.  This changes when a child goes into year 3 to start Key Stage 2. In year 3 and beyond only those pupils whose parents are on the Free School Meal (FSM) list provided by Coventry City Council will get a free lunch (and also help with the costs of school trips and visits).  If you know that you are on this FSM list from Coventry City Council you do not need to do anything further.


It is extremely important that all of our parents/carers of year 3 children, who are unsure about their eligibility or who are not on the FSM list, please complete the application form online to find out if you are entitled to FSM. 


For the year 2 children who are currently NOT listed on the FSM list provided by Coventry City Council, from September 2020 when they start in Year 3, they will begin to be charged for meals at £2 per day (£10 per week).  


I have listed below, the instructions on how to complete the online application:

Please go to the following website:


  • Click on the yellow box with a tick - Apply for it
  • Free School Meals
  • Scroll down to Free School Meal and click on it to open
  • Under the heading ‘Online Form’ please click on the following link:


  • Complete the form online and submit
  • The application will then be processed and you will be updated accordingly


Alternatively, you can complete the attached form which is also available on our website and return it via email to  We can then can input your application online for you.  Applying online should only take a short time to complete.  However, should you have any questions or queries about filling out FSM form online or you require any further information about school meals, please feel free to contact Claire Morris, in confidence, on the email address provided above.



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