Birches Head Academy

Free School Meals


Some parents can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Stoke on Trent school and who would normally be at school at lunch time.You are entitled to free school meals, for your family, if you receive:

  • Income Support;
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance;
  • Income-based Employment & Support Allowance;
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but not if you also get Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income under £16,190; or
  • If you are an asylum seeker supported by the UKBA under Part VI of the Nationality and Asylum Act 1999.

For more details you can:

  • Contact school directly
  • Download and complete the Free School Meal Application form, with explanatory letter, and return it directly to school to the Finance department.
  • Phone the Free School Meals Team on: 01782 236813 (Minicom for the hearing impaired 01782 232331).

If you require a paper copy of any of the pages / documents published on this website, please click here and complete the form stating which page(s) / document(s) you require along with your name and address.

For students, parents and carers

The Staffordshire Youth Commission launched two surveys looking at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and the mental health of students and parents.

We would be extremely grateful if you could support us by completing these surveys.

The surveys can be accessed via the below links:

Parents Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5FLJKTS

Students Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5FSPK5G

Thank you