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St James'

Church of England Primary Academy

We Grow Together Through God







School Dinners

CH&Co are our school dinner provider and charge £2.50 per day, which must be paid in advance via their website:

Please note that, under the Government's Universal Free School Meals initiative, school dinners are free for all children in Year R, Year 1 and Year 2.


Free School Dinners

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of 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)

If your circumstances fit these criteria, please visit to make an application.   To complete an application the following is required:

  • Parents' name and date of birth

  • Contact details

  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number

  • Child's name and date of birth

  • Name of school


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