The Universal Primary Free School Meals scheme will roll out to children in Years 1 & 2 following the Easter Holidays!
This is the second stage of the Welsh Government’s response to the rising cost of living pressures on families, tackling child poverty and ensuring no child goes hungry in school. The same offer will be available to children in Years 3 to 6 from September 2023.
If your child is in Years 1 & 2, you will still have to continue booking meals using Parent Pay, however, no charge will be made.
Does your child already receive Free School Meals?
If your child currently receives Free School Meals based on your circumstances, you may also be entitled to additional help through the Pupil Development Grant, which includes financial support for uniform, sports equipment and devices. To access this year’s scheme, visit Pupil Development Grant (PDG) | Wrexham County Borough Council.
As the summer term approaches, we are urging parents to apply for the support they’re entitled to as this helps us as a school too!
If your child is not currently receiving Free School Meals, but your circumstances have changed this year, Wrexham might have support available for you. To check if you are eligible for Free School Meals, visit Free school meals at Wrexham County Borough Council.
Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said: “If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals, please visit our website and apply even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and qualifies for Universal Primary Free School Meals. If your application is successful, you may also be able to access the Pupil Development Grant, which is an important part of stopping money getting in the way of children’s education. So, if you think you may be eligible, get in touch with us to support parents and learners through the school year.”
Mrs Billington Headteacher