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Free School Meals

 

Check your Eligibility

Allestree Woodlands School offers excellent nutritious food choices at breakfast, break time and lunch which is available to every student. We encourage all parents that are eligible for free school meals to apply using our new discreet and confidential application process without the need to supply any written evidence to the school office

It is now very easy to check your eligibility or apply for Free School Meals using a web link as follows:

www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims

Proceed to complete the details by clicking on the start button under New application. The process can be saved and resumed at any time and you will need to have your National Insurance number to complete the application.

Once you have applied there is no need to renew your application whilst your child attends this school.

The school will be notified if your application is successful within 48 hours of your eligibility and the school will confirm your entitlement for your child to receive a free breakfast to the value of £1.50 and a free lunch to the value of £3.25 every day.

If you need any further details or assistance in completing your application please contact Rachael Lawmon in the Administration Office at Woodlands School.

 

Support Payments entitling parents / carers to make a claim for free school meals are detailed below, please provide evidence of ALL household income along with all benefits (as applicable) being claimed :-

  • Universal Credit
With an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support – IIS
Please provide a recent Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) letter about your Income Support (no more than 6 months old) OR the DWP can stamp your form for you OR you can provide your most recent Tax Credit Award Notice.
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance – IBJSA
Please provide a recent letter about your Jobseeker’s Allowance (no more than 6 months old) OR the DWP or Jobcentre can stamp the form for you. NB. We cannot accept signing on cards.
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance – ESA (IR)
Please provide a recent Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) letter about your Employment and Support Allowance (no more than 6 months old) OR the DWP can stamp the form for you.
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
 Please provide a recent Home Office letter (no more than 6 months old) OR ask your Housing Association to stamp the form for you.
  • Child Tax Credit (but with NO Working Tax Credit)
You can make a claim under this category if your annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190.00 AND you DO NOT receive Working Tax Credit. Please provide your most recent Tax Credit Award Notice. 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
Paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
Please provide your most recent Pension Credit M1000 Notice.

 

Notes:

Free meals are only available to pupils whose parents/carers are receiving one or more of the Support Payments as listed above for the child/children named in Section B or for pupils receiving any of the above benefits in their own right.