From September 2014 all infants in, or entering, Reception, Year One and Year Two will receive free school meals.
If your child is, or will be, in these years, please do not send dinner money into schools from September. You still need to send milk money as usual, unless you are eligible for free school milk.
If your child gets free school meals and milk at the moment, you still need to apply for this with your child’s school because otherwise your child’s school could lose funding.
If this applies to you, you can find an application form at your child’s school or download the Free school meals application form https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/36382/Free-school-meals-
This is a national Government initiative and is due to run until 2017.
If you have any questions, or for more information, please call the Contact Centre on 0191 427 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.