St.Stephen's School

Free School Meals Application

For the fourth year running every child in a Newham primary school has had the opportunity to receive a free school meal. This offer is one of the Mayor of Newham’s Promises and is funded by the council. The offer has enabled parents to save up to £566 before tax per child.

While it is great that this universal school meal offer is council funded in Newham, there is also national money available for schools to access and parents can support us to do this by registering for free school meals online.

To ensure that our school is able to access additional funding of up to 30 per cent of our existing school budget from central government for the next six years, it is vital that everyone completes an online registration form. You only need to do this once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at our school.

By completing the online form, you enable our school to claim an additional £900 for each pupil who would have received free school meals, even if Newham’s universal free school offer was not available. You can do this online at http://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Free-school-meals.aspx Please click on the link here.

We encourage you to register, so we can work together to secure these additional funds to support the whole school and provide the maximum benefit for all our children.

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