All infant age pupils (Reception/Years 1 and 2) are entitled to receive a universal free school meal, because of their age. When your child goes into Year 3 (Key Stage 2), this entitlement stops, unless you make an application for a Statutory Free School Meal.
Children who are eligible for statutory free school meals, also receive a Pupil Premium, which is extra funding for schools to help boost their learning. They may also be eligible for a discount on School Trips.
Universal Free School Meal - Set by the government to provide all children in Reception or Key Stage 1 (of Infant school age) with a free school meal.
Statutory Free School Meal -This must be applied for. Parents of children who attend Springwood School should make an application to BMBC.
My older children already attend Springwood. Do I still need to apply? Yes. An application must be made for each individual child. Please apply now, using the link at the bottom of the page.
My child is in Reception/KS1 and already gets a free school meal. Should I apply? Yes. This is a universal free school meal. Your child may be eligible for statutory free school meals and pupil premium funding. Please apply now, using the link at the bottom of the page.
How do I apply for free school meals? Follow the link at the bottom of the page to make an online application. Alternative, contact BMBC on (01226) 787787 and select option 3.
Can I track my application? Yes. You will be given a Form Reference when you begin your application. This reference can be used to track you application, using the same link for the online application.
How will I know if my application is successful? Once you application has been considered, you will be notified by letter. BMBC will notify school, but you should also let the School Office know if your application is successful.
Is there anymore information that could help me? Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out additional information from BMBC.
We would actively encourage all parents to apply for free school meals. Even if you do not wish your child to receive a school meal, we ask you to complete the application form so that Hoyland Springwood School receives as much funding as possible.