Please note that in line with the advice and guidance recently issued to us by Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Public Health, we have taken the decision to push back the start date for children in nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6 to 15 June at the earliest

Whether your child is about to start school for the first time, or you want to check you’re not missing out on anything you might be entitled to, here’s what you need to know:

Free school meals

Most people have heard of free school meals, but do you know how to apply for them for your child?

You can apply using this link:

Additional Funding

Remember, claiming free school meals doesn’t just mean a hot dinner for your child, they also mean vital cash, called pupil premium, which goes direct to your child’s school and can help fund their education – so even if you wanted to send your child with a packed lunch, it’s a good idea to register if you are eligible. This funding can be used for additional support in class, fund trips, provide music lessons and fund other opportunities within school.



You’re entitled if you claim:

  • Universal Credit (If you are working, there is an earning threshold of £7,400 per year. If your earnings fluctuate, you can apply and you may be entitled during a period when your earnings are lower)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

To make sure both yourself and your child are receiving everything you are entitled to, please don’t delay filling out the form below if you think you are entitled. Should you wish to speak to someone at the academy if you have any questions, please contact Miss Parry.

You can apply using this link:

We have places available at our Nursery

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