School Meals

Free School Meals – Are You Missing Out?

Do you think there is a chance your child might be eligible for free school meals?

If so, click here – it takes just 5 minutes and you will get an immediate answer. This is a free and completely confidential service, and you will find out straight away if your child is eligible. Please note that receipt of free school meals will not affect any other benefits you may be receiving.

You will need the following:

·         National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number

·         Date of birth

·         Contact details

·         Child’s name and date of birth

Or, if you prefer, we can check for you. Please contact us either by phone or at

We will ask you to complete the form below and then get back to you as soon as possible. Copies of the form are also available from reception.

Please Complete this Form 

If, after filling in the application, it returns ‘Not Found (ECS No Trace)’, please check the data you have entered, particularly the spelling of your name, your date of birth, your National Insurance Number and your address and submit your application again.

If you are already in receipt of free school meals at Soar Valley you do not have to re-apply.

Once you know that you are eligible for Free School Meals via this automated system, you can apply to the council by going online at Leicester City Council Free School Meals

Again, please contact the school for further help if required.

If your child is eligible for free school meals then the value of this is £2.50 per day.  Even if you child chooses not to take up the meal, your registering will mean that the school receives additional Pupil Premium funding, which we can use to further improve our provision.

In the interest of the Health & Safety of all of our students, we encourage students to stay on the school site at lunchtimes.  A range of food options are available to cater for all tastes.  Students may bring a packed lunch.

Should parents wish for their child to go home then a permission slip must be completed and a lunchtime pass is then made available.  A student cannot leave the premises without a pass.  A pass cannot be given for students to leave only on certain days.  Students must either opt to go home or stay on site.

Students who go home for lunch should leave the site within the first 5 minutes of their lunch break and return 5 minutes before afternoon lessons commence.  Students must be in possession of a lunch time pass if they leave the grounds.  We regularly carry out spot checks to ensure students do go home.

The only reason for a student to leave the site during lunchtime is to go home for lunch.

Students must not wander the streets or ‘hang around’ the local shops.  If students are found doing this their pass will be taken away.

If parents agree to their child being off site then responsibility for the Health & Safety rests with the parents.

At all times students must behave sensibly.  Students who stay on site for lunch must not leave the premises without permission.

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