Financial Support

Free School Meals


Help further enhance your child’s education and obtain government funding for the Chase!


Is your child eligible for free school meals?


The rising cost of living means everyone could use a bit of help.  If you are unemployed or on benefits then you may be able to claim free school meals for your child.


This would not only help you: it would help the school too.


Schools are given additional funding by the Government for every child who gets free school meals.  We want to obtain as much as possible so that we can improve education for all Chase students.

We are aware there are children who attend The Chase School who are entitled to free school meals but do not realise it.  We are also aware that some parents choose not to take up the entitlement to a free school meal.

The pupil premium means that even if you don’t wish to access a free daily meal, applying will mean that this school will receive further funding. At the Chase we use this money to obtain additional staff and resources that help improve the quality of education for all students.


Who can register for pupil premium?


If you receive one of the benefits below that entitle your child to free school meals, you can also register your eligibility with the council so that the school can benefit from additional funding, called pupil premium.


However, you have to apply to see if you are eligible, as you will not automatically get the additional support; you may be eligible for free school meals if you get:


  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR)
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (IB-JSA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’- the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax CreditUniversal CreditOnline
  • To Register for Free school Meals and Pupil Premium Funding:

Follow the link to the Worcestershire county council site below


By Post

You can download the application form here or collect an application pack from the school reception