Please avoid taking family holidays during term time, taking your child out of school during term time could be detrimental to your child’s educational progress. Requests for holidays must be made in advance by using the holiday form below.
If your child requires medicine at specific times of the day at school, then please complete a Medicine form, we are unable to give your child medicine unless you have completed and signed the form below.
Free School Meals
From September 2014, all children attending Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered free school meals as part of the Government’s Universal Free School Meals for Infants programme. If you receive a benefit that gives entitlement to Free School meals (as detailed below) the school can also get additional funding but you must apply for us to confirm this to the Headteacher.
Children of families receiving Income Support, Employment Support Allowance (income related), Income-based Job Seekers allowance or Universal Credit are entitled to receive free school meals. Families receiving support under Part Vi of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are also entitled.
Families receiving child tax credit but who are not entitled to a working tax credit, and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190 are also entitled, as are those who receive the guarantee element of state pension credit. Those families receiving working tax credit are not entitled to free school meals.
Note: Where a parent is 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, their children are entitled to free school meals.
If you are receiving one of these benefits either contact the Headteacher of your child's school to obtain an application form or call 0344 800 8020 for further advice.
You can print an application for free school meals for infant age pupils here.
You can also print a copy of the free school meal application for older children here.
You do not need to provide proof of the benefit you receive with your application. We will carry out checks against the records held by the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs and the Home Office to determine entitlement. If further information is required in support of your application you will be contacted again.
Once entitlement has been assessed children can continue to receive free school meals until the family stops receiving a qualifying benefit. Parents are required to inform the school or Norfolk County Council of any changes and we will carry out regular checks of entitlement.
The above items may be ordered on a half-termly basis, please download the order form and return to the school office.