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Feniscowles Primary School

Feniscowles Primary School

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School Meal Information

Infant Universal Free School Meals (IUFSM)


As from September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in

state-funded schools in England, such as Feniscowles Primary School, are eligible for Infant Universal Free School Meals. We hope as many children as possible will take up this opportunity, however it is not mandatory and you may still choose to send your child with a packed lunch.


Free School Meals/Pupil Premium


In addition to receiving the IUFSM a child may be entitled to free school meals if their parents are in receipt of certain benefits, this entitlement generates additional income to school, in the form of Pupil Premium, which is used to support your child’s learning. Please check the list below and if you feel you may be entitled to, or would like to apply for, free school meals please contact the benefits service at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

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