Free School Meals
Your child may be entitled to free school meals or a premium to assist with their education.
Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals but is entitled to, the school could receive additional funding each year to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance.
To find out if your child is entitled please follow the Free School Meals link.
Once free school meal entitlement has been established a daily allowance of £2.35 is automatically added to your child’s catering account. This can be spent biometrically up until the close of the lunchtime break. Any unspent balance will then be cleared and the next day’s allowance added.
Essex Wellbeing Service and Essential Living Fund
The Essex Wellbeing Service will be providing navigators to help families find the right support at the right time. This is an early intervention offer to support families over the summer holiday period.
The Essential Living Fund is also available for families who need emergency help with heating, water, food, bills and other essential household items.
To access the Essex Wellbeing Service navigators, phone 0300 303 9988.
For the Essential Living Fund families can call 0300 7900 124.