To access funding for school trips, milk, school meals and other benefits parents can now apply online for Pupil Premium Funding (previously known as free school meals) - for online application and an instant decision click here.
Free school meals
Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and you can save yourself time and money.
Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.
Free school meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children
From September 2014, if you have an infant age child (those in reception, year 1 or year 2) they can receive free school meals even if you don't meet the entitlement criteria and without completing an application for them. For more information contact the school office.
For every pupil registered with us as eligible under the entitlement criteria, the school will receive extra funding. This is called the pupil premium. It is used to help raise achievement levels.
Each school decides how to spend the funding. They must publish details of what they have spent it on and the impact it has had.
So that schools (and pupils) can continue to benefit from this extra funding it is important that parents who do meet the entitlement criteria continue to register their claim with us.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal every day.
Nursery, Year 3 and Year 4 School Dinners are £2.20 per day.
To pay for dinners via ParentPay, please click on the button below:
How do I pay for items?
You can now pay for items using either card, or Parent Account funds, or a combination of both.
Paying with credit/debit card:
- Log in to your ParentPay account
- Select the button with the symbol to quickly pay for meal, or the Pay for other items for a full list of this child’s items for payment*
- Select either View basket and pay or Continue shopping.
- Once you have selected all your items, your basket and order summary will be displayed. Review the details and select Pay now (please note that the amount you are required to pay will be reduced by any credit you have in your Parent Account balance).
*For quick meal payments, enter the amount you wish to credit your child’s meal account with and Add to basket (please refer to the How do I make bookings FAQ if your child’s meals need to be booked).
*For other items select View details and pay against the item you wish to purchase and then Add to basket.