EGA School

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to receive free school meals. If you are entitled to free school meals, your child will be given a free school meal card.

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Who is eligible?
 
You may be eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
Income Support
Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit if your taxable income is less than £16,190 and you do not receive Working Tax Credit
The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit 
Support from the National Asylum Support Service
 
If you receive Working Tax Credit you are not eligible to claim for free school meals unless:
you have stopped work in the last four weeks; or
you have reduced your hours to less than 16 hours a week in the last four weeks
 
Any pupils receiving Income Support or Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance in their own right are also eligible for free school meals.
 
 
How to apply
 
You can pick up a Free School Meals Application Form from our recception or request one by calling 020 7837 0739. You can also download a copy
Free School Meals Form (Secondary)
Free School Meals FAQ Fact Sheet or from the Islington Council website.
 
Once the form has been fully completed and signed, it needs to be returned to: 
EGA School
Donegal Street
London N1 9QG
 
as soon as possible so that it can be processed.
 
Sixth Form
 
All year 11 pupils applying for the 16-19 bursary fund to help with their year 12 place in sixth form will need to complete a free school meals application form in order to apply for the bursary. The 16-19 bursary is the new fund that has replaced EMA.
 
The importance of free school meals
 
Applying for free school meals is very important because the amount of money that EGA receives from central government depends on the number of children registered as entitled to free school meals. For every registered child, the school receives an additional £488 to spend on extra resources such as extracurricular activities and support for its pupils. This is called the ‘Pupil Premium’.
 
The government has also stated that it is keen for universities to actively recruit pupils that have previously received free school meals so it is important that those eligible for free school meals do register for them.
 
Further information
 
For further information please visit the Islington Council website and search for ‘free school meals’ or contact the Free School Meals Team on 020 7527 5483 or 020 7527 4336.
 

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Spring Term
Start: 3rd Jan 2017
Half Term: 13th - 17th Feb
End of Term: 30th March
 
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