Farfield Primary School and Nursery

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PRE-BOOK ON PARENTPAY

School dinners can now be booked at home in advance by logging onto ParentPay. This allows you to talk to you child about the menu choices and make a selection for them so you know what they will be having for dinner on any particular day.

Breakfast club days can also be booked on the ParentPay system as well. So if you know that you will need the odd day here and there you can book and pay in advance.

For instructions on how to pre-book just click here.

SCHOOL MEALS

The new menu for September 2019 - March 2020 is now available to view and download here.

All choices can be made through Parentpay in advance so you can talk to your child(ren) at home about what they want and select it ahead of time. Alternativel, they can still select their option in the class each day.

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FUNDING

With school budgets continuing to be squeezed and costs rising each year, governors have looked very carefully at all expenditure over the next three years in order to ensure we remain in a financially stable and sustainable position.

School has been allocated £63,821 less income than we received last year and overall costs have increased by £116,726. So, overall, there is £180,647 less than last year.

Some difficult decisions have been made for the coming years and a copy of the letter sent out to all parents/carers on Wed 3rd July 2019 can be found here

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

From April 2018 there were changes to the eligiblity criteria for Free School Meals. These are linked to the rollout of the Universal Credit system. 

Full details from the Department for Education can be found here.

MAIN CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY

Who is eligible for free school meals?

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

• Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

• 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 Pension Credit

• 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)

• Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

In addition, the following pupils will be protected against losing their free school meals as follows :

• From 1 April 2018, all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their earnings rise above the new threshold during that time.

• In addition, any child gaining eligibility for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing free school meals during the Universal Credit rollout period.

• Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point (because they are earning above the threshold or are no longer a recipient of Universal Credit) will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education (i.e. primary or secondary).

The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2022.

 

 

 

 
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