In the UK around 26% of children are entitled to Free School meals. For each child receiving Free School Meals, school receives an extra £900 which goes directly into funding extra provision for those pupils. Studley High School currently receives in the region of £100,000 extra in funding to support pupils.
The following is an extract from the Warwickshire Council website and can be found here

Qualifying for free school meals

Families who receive the following may be eligible for Free School Meals:
  • Universal credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190.

The online checking system only confirms or denies your eligibility to claim free school meals, it does not give us any other information. If you are currently in receipt of either Universal Credit or the 4-week run on of Working Tax Credit the system will not automatically be able to determine your eligibility, therefore you will need to send proof that you are in receipt of these benefits to the Free School Meals office once you have completed and saved your application.

When your eligibility has been confirmed and your application processed, you will be sent an email confirming eligibility. The school will also receive notification of your child’s application.The online checking system will continuously check your eligibility status and inform you and the school of any changes.

If your child is eligible to receive free school meals you can apply through the Warwickshire website online at here or download a copy: Free School Meals Application Form Updated May 2019 (PDF)   Free School Meals Application Form Updated May 2019 (Word)
Customer Service Centre number for parents to make an application to Warks CC:
01926 359 189