Free School Meals

Are you on a low income or benefits and have children at school?

You could be eligible for free, tasty school meals for your children.

Even if you do not think you are eligible we would encourage you to fill out the form as parents and carers who have a statutory entitlement to free school meals will qualify the academy to receive £1,300 per year for every child.  

This money is used to support the education of all pupils by funding vital intervention work to help Lisle pupils achieve their full potential.  It is also used to support eligible families with paying for music lessons, residential visits and after school clubs.  

Even if your personal circumstances change the academy retains the annual sum to educationally support your child throughout their years at Lisle.  That could amount to over £9,000 per child, money that the academy cannot afford to lose. 

The government has announced the ‘Universal Free School Meals for Infants’ programme, under which all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be eligible to receive a free lunch.

A review into food by the Department for Education found that pupils who ate a quality school lunch performed better academically than those who did not.  There is nothing healthier for your child and your family’s budget than free school meals.  As professional cooks prepare the meals for your child it saves you having to worry about the effort and expense of making packed lunches every day.


Each day there is a choice of a main meal, a vegetarian meal or a jacket potato option to choose from which are all accompanied by a dessert item or fresh fruit.


Please complete and return the form below to enable the academy to check your eligibility with a totally confidential website which will confirm if the academy is entitled to claim Pupil Premium for your child.  


Completing the form and registering your eligibility does not commit you to taking the meals should your child not like a particular option and you always have the flexibility to send your own pack up on these days.


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