School meals cost £2.30 per day ie £11.50 per week and should be paid in advance online via ParentPay
Children with a free school meal entitlement will receive free school meals until their 19th birthday or until they leave full-time education. At the end of each term Cornwall Council will check the entitlement on-line. If a child's benefit has ceased you will receive a letter from the council informing you of the change. If you have any queries please contact the Free School Meals Team at Cornwall Council on 01872 323298.
Changes to Free School Meals Criteria 2018
From 1 April 2018 the Government intends to enter a ‘roll-out period’ whereby eligibility for Free School Meals will begin to be assessed by new Universal Credit criteria. The roll-out period is due to last until March 2022.
Under the new criteria, families will be eligible for Free School Meals where their net earnings are less than £7,400. This replaces the existing ‘eligible benefits’ based criteria.
You do not need to amend your procedures as the eligibility checks undertaken for you by the Local Authority Free School Meals Team will take into account the new criteria and assessment processes from 1 April 2018 and determine entitlement accordingly. For now, families should continue to use the existing Free School Meals claim form, although we will in time be updating this to include the new criteria as well as to take into account new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018.
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