When your child returns to school in September, they will no longer be eligible for Universal Free School Meals so you will have to start paying for school dinners or send your child with a packed lunch – this does not apply if you receive the Free School Meal Benefit from Blackpool Council Benefits.
Dinners currently cost £11.50 per week and MUST be booked and paid for on Parent Pay, at least one school week in advance. Dinners for September should be the week before the term starts.
If you receive certain benefits or have a household income below the government’s threshold, you may be eligible for a free school meal and you can check this with the Benefits Office on 01253 478940. If you think this applies to yourselves, we ask that you contact benefits before the new term starts in September.