You, or your partner, need to be in receipt of one of these qualifying incomes:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income related Employment Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit with an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Working Tax Credit is not a qualifying income. However you can also get free school meals, if you are entitled to a Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ payment for four weeks after stopping work or reducing working hours to under 16 hours a week.
Children who receive income support or income based jobseeker’s allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.
To claim Free School Meals you will need to get in touch with your Local Authority office. You will need to have proof of entitlements to benefit.
7 Whittaker Street
0161 253 5858
PO Box 4
Manchester City Council
0161 219 6100
0161 909 6508
Get In Touch
Location: Unsworth Academy, Parr Lane, Bury. BL9 8LP
Telephone: 0161 796 9820
For general enquiries please ask for Miss Charlotte Allen, Principal’s PA
Unsworth Academy collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Unsworth Academy is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org.