It takes just a few minutes to apply for Free School Meals online, to receive instant confirmation. (You’ll need your National Insurance number available when you apply) Free School Meals Eligibility Checking Service We have a superb catering provision at Colmers, and provide healthy meal options at Breakfast, Break and Lunchtimes. All food is offered at competitive prices with items starting as low as 55p. Where a student is entitled to Free School Meals, we allocate a £1.75 allowance to be spent at break time or lunchtime each day. Parents and carers should also be aware that our cashless catering system ensures that it is not seen or known which students are in receipt of Free School Meals. In addition to the obvious benefits associated with having a healthy meal each day, our school also receives significant additional funding for every child that is eligible for Free School Meals. With this additional funding, we are able to provide a range of additional benefits to our students to ensure that no child falls behind and ensure that we actively reduce the learning gap for students who arrive from low income backgrounds. You are eligible for Free School Meals if you, or your partner are in receipt of any of the following benefits: Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (or) Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (or) Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (or) The guaranteed element of Pension Credit (or) Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) (or) Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit (or) Universal Credit It takes just a few minutes to apply for Free School Meals online, to receive instant confirmation. (You’ll need your National Insurance number available when you apply) Online via the Free School Meals Eligibility Checking Service The online checking service saves you any need to submit paper evidence to validate your application and is very easy to complete! If you require any assistance or would like us to submit an application on your behalf please call Mrs Fowke on 0121 453 1778 and we will process the application on your behalf. We strongly encourage all eligible parents and carers to apply for Free School Meals as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit for this school year.