Advice and Support
Free School Meals
If your child qualifies for means-tested free school meals, we will be in contact with you regarding the weekly food parcels that our school will be issuing. If you have any queries please contact the school or speak to Tara Throup, Family Support Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org) Check below if your circumstances have change. Remember even if your child is in Reception to Year 2 and getting the universal free school meal, you should still apply for free school meals to ensure your child benefits from Pupil Premium.
Changes in Circumstance
If your circumstances have changed and you are claiming any of the following, you may be able to claim free school meals. Click here to go to the Bradford Council website where you can apply directly online:
You can apply for school meals if you receive:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
- the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income threshold of less than £7,400
The school has been allocated a small amount of funding and we are keen to support any family in crisis. We encourage any family who has found that they are struggling to contact Tara Throup, Family Support Lead.
Where possible, we will provide support with food provisions. Please remember all enquires will be kept totally confidential. Please don’t struggle, get in touch.
No Child Cold - Grant Scheme
Bradford partners from the VCS, business and faith groups are working together to launch a one-off short-term scheme to make sure that no child in the district is cold as a result of the recent lockdown.
“No Child Cold” is administered through Citizens Advice and will pay out grants of £80 to household which will be made directly to energy suppliers on behalf of the family.
Please contact Jackie Rosano, Parental Involvement Worker at school for more information.
COVID-19 Support and Advice in our District
Bradford Council have provided a really
This booklet is full of useful information for our district including:
- Self-isolation and Coronavirus guidance including the tier system
- Mental health, including anxiety and depression, grief and loss and crisis
- Isolation and loneliness
- Support for those caring for other people
- Domestic abuse
- Your local NHS, including how this is operating at this time
- Food and fuel poverty
- Finances and bill support
- Statutory sick pay
- Self-employed income support scheme
- Furlough scheme and business grants
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
This organisation has very helpful information for supporting your child's wellbeing and emotional health. Follow the link below:
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing service available to young people aged 10 to 18.
Kooth is accessible 24-7, 365 days and provides access to BACP-accredited counsellors and qualified emotional wellbeing practitioners. There is so much young people can access and the service is available from 12pm to 10pm everyday. Follow the link below to access Kooth: