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School Dinners

Hallbrook have their own kitchen onsite where are fantastic cooks and kitchen staff prepare all dinners.  We offer a range of options every day which can be found by clicking the menus icon on the right hand side.

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has specific dietary requirements you must complete the form in the attachments below and send them of to the Local Authority who will create a tailored menu for your child.  We are unable to offer this without the approval of the dieticians. 

Free School Meals

Some children may be entitled to the Pupil Premium Free School Meals - we would recommend that you check this if your circumstances change at any point by following the information below.  This Premium will also allow you to get additional support at school.

Claiming for Free School Meals

If you think your child may qualify for Free School Meals, please read the following information so that you can begin to start the claim process.

Why should I claim for Free School Meals?

It is really important, that if you feel you may be entitled to claim for Free School Meals, that you do so. This is because there is additional government funding awarded to the school, called the Pupil Premium, which is awarded to schools according to the number of children in receipt of Free School Meals. This means that claiming for Free School Meals could also help your child receive other benefits at school. Therefore, if you do feel you are entitled to claim, it is very much in your, your child and the school’s interest that you do make this claim. You can even claim and then not take the school hot dinner if your child does not like it; or, your child can just have the school dinners on the days they wish to.

What are the eligibility criteria to claim for Free School Meals?

The current criteria for claiming free school meals are that you must be in receipt of one or more of the following;

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Based)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided the annual taxable income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue is not in excess of £16,190. (Families who also receive an award of Working Tax Credit do not qualify to claim for free school meals.
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Children who receive Income Support (IS) or Income Jobseekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals

In addition, there is also a temporary qualification for free school meals.

From 1st May 2009, where a parent has been entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, they will be eligible to claim free school meals over that period.

How do I claim for Free School Meals?

To make a claim for Free School Meals, You can follow the link where you will get an instant result.  

Alternatively you can call 0116 3056588 and give them your National Insurance number, Date of Birth and Name or download and complete the Free School Meals Application Form or call in to the school office, who will be able to provide you with a copy of the form.

Once completed, please return the form to:

School Food Support Service
Room 400
County Hall

Tel: 0116 305 5417

Do I have to apply every year?

You only need to apply for Free School Meals once, your eligibility will then be checked on a 4 weekly basis via the central benefit records database. If after this check of eligibility it is found that you are no longer eligible, the School Food Support Service will write to you requesting to see proof of the benefits you are receiving.

Further Information

Please download the LCC Free School Meals & Universal Infants Free Meals Leaflet.

If you would like any further information about Free School Meals, please call in to the school office and we will be able to assist you.