Free School Meals
Derbyshire County Council have asked that we make parents aware of the following information:
Could your Child be Eligible for Free School Meals?
In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you’re getting all the help you’re due. A lot of people don’t claim free school meals even though they’re entitled. That’s why Derbyshire County Council has launched the ‘Quids In Campaign’, to encourage people to check if they’re eligible. You don’t need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know.
You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school will benefit too − they’ll get the pupil premium of £900 a year from the government for each child on free school meals.
If you get any of these benefits, you could be eligible:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance or an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (with an annual income of less that £16,190)
You will not be eligible if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.
To apply go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and fill in the form. Alternatively, you can ask the school office for a form.
A new Community Choir, meeting every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the school, is soon to be launched. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of singing together.
The first gathering will take place on Tuesday 28 November in the Music block. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the school on 01246 273985 or by email: email@example.com.
The Carol Concert will take place on Monday 18 December at Hasland Methodist Church, commencing at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from the school.
Monday 20 November
Year 11 Trial Exams start
Monday 11 December
Year 8 Reports to Students
Monday 18 December
Tuesday 19 December
Last Day of Term
Tuesday 2 January
Teacher Training Day
Wednesday 3 January
Students Return to School- Term 3
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