Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

01543 263505

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Free School Meals

Some parents/carers maybe eligible to receive funding for Free School Meals. Even if you don't want your children to have the meals or they are currently in KS1 receiving Universal Infant School Meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.

Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime, and you can save yourself time and money.

The funding received in school is called "Pupil Premium" and in addition to covering the costs of a child's meal, also helps support their wider learning by enabling school to pay for specialised Teaching assistants or resources to help support the children (see our Pupil Premium funding page to see how we spend ours).

We would encourage all parents to apply and check eligibility especially if your circumstances change.

Please view the link below for further information and to apply

Staffordshire County Council Free School Meals Scheme

If you need any assistance please speak with Mrs Hunt.