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Claiming for Free School Meals

As a school, we want to support our students across their whole school experience as well as in the classroom. If eligible, claiming a free school meal enables the school to offer the best available provision for your son/daughter to optimise their progress and experience whilst at Hazelwick.

Students eligible for Free School Meals are never publicly identified or treated differently at school, with a biometric payment system using fingerprint scanners used by all students to pay for their meals.

By registering your son/daughter for Free School Meals, the school receives additional Pupil Premium funding to work with your child. At Hazelwick, we use Pupil Premium funding to support the varied needs of individuals or groups of children, helping to give them the best chance possible of achieving their potential.

In previous years, Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to offer the following:

  • Financial support for educational visits
  • Support with revision materials
  • Support with learning resources
  • Additional small group sessions in a variety of subjects
  • Organisational support to aid their learning in lessons.
  • Extra staffing to reduce class sizes.

Further details about the school’s pupil premium provision can be found here and under the 'Useful Links' heading at the end of the page.

If you receive any of the following support payment you may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • 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 Guaranteed element of state Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
    (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190).

To find out if your child is entitled to free school meals, contact WSCC as follows:

Tel: 03302225555
E-mail: fsm@westsussex.gov.uk

The application form to claim Free School Meals can be found under the 'Useful Links' heading at the end of the page.

“Registering for Free School Meals is very straight forward and is a fantastic opportunity to ensure the best possible support and opportunities for your child.”
Ann Fearon, Headteacher

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