Free School Meals

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You may be entitled to receive free school meals. If you are, your child will be given a free school meal card.

 

Who is eligible?

Free school meals are available to some secondary school pupils. Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you get any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income–based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit if your taxable income is less than £16,190 and you don’t receive Working Tax Credit
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • support under Section VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, and not through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals. 


How to apply

You must apply for this service using the citizens portal:

 

 


The importance of free school meals

Applying for free school meals is very important because the amount of money that Arts and Media Islington receives from central government depends on the number of children registered as entitled to free school meals. For every registered child, the school receives additional funding to spend on extra resources such as extracurricular activities and support for its pupils. This is called the ‘Pupil Premium’.

The government has also stated that it is keen for universities to actively recruit pupils that have previously received free school meals so it is important that those eligible for free school meals do register for them.

Further information

For further information please visit the Islington Council website or contact the Free School Meals team freeschoolmeal@islington.gov.uk


Lunch Menu

Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main MealBeef Lasagne 50% Plant BasedJollof Rice with BBQ ChickenJerk Chicken Wings with Rice & PeasBeef Curry served with Steamed RiceTraditional Fish & Chips with Peas and Beans
Street FoodPeri Peri Chiken Drum with Rice & VegetablesQuorn Filled Pitta Bread (V)Vegetable Mince Chilli served with Green Rice (V)BBQ Quorn with Vegetables & Noodles (V)Spinach, Sweet Potato Lentil Dhal with Rice (Ve)
Pasta BarPasta Bar
Penne Pasta Carbonara (V)
Root Vegetables & Beans Pasta Bake (V)Spicy Tomato Fusilli (V)Macaroni Cheese (V)Spaghetti al Pesto (nut free)
Jacket Potato Topping50% Plant BolognaiseBean Chilli (Ve)Chickpea Korma (Ve)Sweet & Sour Quorn (V)Stir Fry Vegetables Black Bean Sauce (V)
Sandwich BarChicken Caesar WrapTuna Mayo FocacciaChicken Sweetcorn BagelBeef & Salad WrapHoummus & Peppers Pitta
Family Favourites50% Blueberry Mini MuffinApple Flapjacks50% Mandarin BrownieFruity Shortbread50% Peach Crumble Slice
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main MealPeri Peri Chicken Drum with Rice & VegetablesSpicy Beef Kebab on Pitta Bread with SaladLemon & Herb Chicken Drumsticks with MashLemon & Herb Chicken Drumsticks with MashSalmon Fishcake with Mash & Peas
Street FoodJamaican Patty with Salad (V)Sweet & Sour Quorn with Noodles (V)Quorn Sausages Hot Dogs with Coleslaw& Wedges (V)Quorn Korma with Rice (V)Roast Vegetables & Feta Pitta
Pasta BarPenne Pasta Carbonara (V)Root Vegetables & Beans Pasta Bake (V)Spicy Tomato Fusilli (V)Macaroni Cheese (V)Spaghetti al Pesto (nut free)
Jacket Potato Topping50% Plant BolognaiseBean Chilli (Ve)Chickpea Korma (Ve)Sweet & Sour Quorn (V)Stir Fry Vegetables Black Bean Sauce (V)
Sandwich BarChicken Caesar WrapTuna Mayo FocacciaChicken Sweetcorn BagelBeef & Salad WrapHoummus & Peppers Pitta
Family FavouritesLemon Sponge SliceCherry Coconut BarToffee Apple Damp Mini PieRhubarb Pound Cake SlicePineapple Upside-Down

A daily selection of fresh Grab & Go items are also available. Some dishes may vary and are subject to availably

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Timetable Week 1

Open mornings every Thursday 9:30-11am & Open evening 1st Oct 5-7:30pm: Info

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