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 Youth Service Holiday Activity & Food Programme
Essex Youth Service are delighted to confirm details of summer holiday provision they are running for young people (11-16 years) across the south of Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point and Rochford).
As part of the governments Holiday and Food Programme (HAF), Active Essex have commissioned a range of ActivAte programmes across Essex. The holiday provision is targeted at children and young people who receive benefits related free school meals and working parents who need this additional child care support due to finances.
Essex Youth Service will be running an ActivAte programme which includes music workshops, sports activities, creative sessions and every day young people will get a nutritious meal.
The booking link is: - https://eola.co/w/1614/activities
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.