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.

Thursday 2nd April

Birches Head Academy will be joining the new national scheme for issuing free school meal e-gift cards whilst we are closed. For those who qualify, we will contact you and send your e-gift card by e-mail or we may ask you to collect from school as part of your daily exercise. This will commence next week as we see it as vital that we continue to support you over the Easter break. Vouchers will continue each week to the value of £15 per child.

We wish you a happy Easter.

 

The main office is closed from Friday 3rd April at 3pm until Monday 20th April at 8am. During the Easter period, we will be regularly monitoring emails but there will be a delay in dealing with any requests.

If you are having difficulty with the Free School Meal voucher code, we will forward your query and it will be dealt with as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience whilst we navigate this new system.

In accordance with Government guidance, the Academy will be open to the children of Key Workers only over the Easter period. Spaces allocated by request.

Thank you for your continued support in these challenging times.