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Universal Infant Free School Meals
From September 2014, Gloucestershire Schools and Academies will be offering a free school meal to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This will be in addition to the free school meal service currently offered to pupils whose parents are in receipt of qualifying benefits.
If you have a child in any of these year groups please return your free school meal registration form to the school. You can include children in other year groups on the same form, which the school will forward to the Transport & Benefits Team.
How often do I have to apply?
You should apply when you first start to receive a qualifying benefit for Benefit eligible free meals, or when your child starts school for Universal Free School Meals. Your eligibility will be reviewed periodically. It is essential that you contact us in writing with any changes of address or other circumstance.
Is your child transferring to secondary school in September 2014? If so and they are receiving free school meals at their primary school you do not need to reapply. Entitlement will transfer automatically to their new school, unless your financial circumstances change, in which case you will be notified if they are no longer entitled.