About our school

Applying for Free School Meals

The school receives extra money for free school meal pupils so that we can buy extra resources. Thank you for registering!

How Free School Meals work

All children in Early Years, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to a free lunch – but this is not the same as being registered for Free School Meals. If you qualify for free school meals you will get other things, like discounts on trips, and you will get a free meal for your child’s entire time at HPS, not just the first few years. This could save you over £400 a year!

But only if you register! Register now, even if your child is already getting a free meal because they are in the first few years of school. Don’t wait, otherwise you may miss out.

If your child prefers packed lunch, it is worth registering as well.
This could mean your child receives a discounted place on school trips, reduced cost of clubs and one free item of uniform! It also means the school gets extra money to buy resources for the children. Read more about that here.

How to register

You can apply online by filling out the form on the Cambridgeshire County Council website – it takes just a few minutes:

Covid-19 continuing FSM support

The government has committed to supporting families, via their child’s school, during any period of time where families are having to isolate. If you qualify for FSM and are having to isolate, please contact school.

Are you eligible?

You may be eligible to claim free school meals for your child if you claim the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (but are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and whose annual income does not exceed £16,190)
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400)
  • Guarantee element of State Pension

Help & guidance

You can contact the school office in confidence and we’ll do our best to help.

You can also go directly to the FSM team at the council – call the Education Welfare Benefits team on 01223 703200 or e-mail them at ewb.fsm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk