George Dixon Academy

Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9GD

0121 566 6565

Free School Meals

Free School Meals 

If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child is eligible for Free School Meals. If you are receiving working tax credit then your children will not be eligible to apply for free school meals. Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 – your net income is your household income after taxes and deductions.  It does not include income through Universal Credit or other benefits that you may receive:
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs*
* Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. Children who received a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals. 

What to do next?

Click the button below to check now if you are eligible for free school meals. If your application for Free School Meals is successful, George Dixon Academy will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).

Please apply online, it is a quick, easy process that should only take you a few minutes and you will receive an instant response.

You must enter your full name, including title – MS/MISS/MRS exactly as it appears on any benefit letters you receive. Once you have completed your application it will say ELIGIBLE or PENDING, you will receive an email (if you have supplied a valid email address) and a reference number.

If your application is PENDING then you need to provide current proof of benefits to the Finance office so that your eligibility can be checked. Screenshots of Universal Credit payments can be emailed. These must show your name and address, the most recent payment must be provided with all pages to show the payment breakdown. Please include your FSM application reference number and/or the name of your child.

The Finance office will receive daily notifications for all new eligible pupils and records will be updated accordingly.

* By clicking this link you will be leaving the George Dixon Academy website.

No Recourse to Public Funds

If any family considers themselves eligible, please click here to complete the application form. Then, with the required evidence, please bring to Main Reception. If families need further support, please come and ask for Mrs Mills in the Finance department who is happy to assist.

Please click here for further information. 

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