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Free School Meals Eligibility

Free School Meals Eligibility

 

Dear Parents / Carers
 
RE: Free School Meals eligibility
 
The government has announced this week that there will be temporary measures in place to allow more families to receive Free School Meals during school closures. 


If you believe you may now be eligible, please contact the academy on office@tpc.academy  and we will advise you further.
 
The advice from the government  is now:
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are temporarily extending free school meal eligibility to include some children of groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
These groups are:
  • children of Zambrano carers
  • children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • children of families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction
These groups are also subject to a maximum household earnings threshold of £7,400 per annum.


We are also temporarily extending eligibility to children of a subset of failed asylum seekers supported under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. This group is not subject to a maximum household earnings threshold.
Full information is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance 

 
Please do not hesitate to contact the academy for further advice.
 
Wishing you all safe and well


Yours faithfully
 
Mr Downey
Headteacher