Free School Meals

Did you know that if you are eligible, just registering your child for Free School Meals means that Woldgate gets extra money to assist your child’s progress?

Register now to make sure we are able to take advantage of this funding! The Government is giving money to schools to help pupils do their very best. The funding is called the ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG).

For every pupil registered, Woldgate School received £935 in 2015/16 and this figure is set to rise year-on-year.

How does it work?

First, check if you qualify – please look at the list below, you can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit.
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’, the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

There are several methods of applying for Free School Meals for your child and these are shown below:

1. If you meet the criteria and would like to make an application please complete the online Free School Meals application form

2. You can also telephone the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Benefit section on (01482) 394799.  

They will need the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • National Insurance Number (or registered asylum seekers number)
  • Child's details – Name, date of birth and school
  • The benefits section will make automated checks to confirm your entitlement and tell you immediately if you qualify.

3. You can visit any East Riding of Yorkshire customer service centre for an application form. 

Send the completed form to the benefits section at the following address:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Benefits Section
PO Box 12
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

(01482) 394799

or return the completed form to your local customer service centre or your child's school.

If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great! They will get the free meal and Woldgate will receive £935 extra to assist your child’s progress. 

 

Contact

General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
Pocklington
York
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail office@woldgate.net

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.