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Gloucester Academy

Application for Free School Meals

Dear Parents and Carers

Application for Free School Meals

As you may know, students from families who meet certain criteria (see below) may be eligible for Free School Meals and/or Pupil Premium funding. We want to ensure that we provide the best possible education here at Gloucester Academy, supporting students to climb their own personal mountain to the best universities or professions.  A healthy meal at lunchtime is an essential part of this.  We want to support our families to apply to receive this for free wherever possible.

If you receive one of the following benefits, please apply for your child’s Free School Meals using the link

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

If your application is successful your child/children will be eligible for one free hot meal per day from the school cafeteria

You will need the below in order to apply:

  • Your own name and date of birth
  • Contact details
  • National Insurance Number (or National Asylum Seekers Number)
  • Child's name and date of birth
  • School your child is attending/will attend

We would be very grateful if you could fill in your details on this form, even if you have applied unsuccessfully in the past, or if you believe you are not entitled to additional funding.  Our experience is that families often qualify without realising.  The system re-checks details every term, and will automatically update our records if your status changes.

If you would like help with applying please contact me at:

Yours faithfully

Mr J Watson

Assistant Headteacher