Financial Support

A guide from Barnhill for financial support for families

Please use this link to see whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals. Alternatively, you can make contact with our main Reception for more information.

Support will be offered in this priority (information to be provided to school/on record)


  1. Refugee status
  2. CIN/CP/private foster
  3. Pupil premium
  4. Free school meal status (see below)/LAC
  5. Number of children in family

Breakfast club has food on offer and is open to everyone from 7:50am

Government Information: Free school meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

2023/24 Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance Application