Financial Assistance

We are keen to encourage all eligible families to take up their entitlement to free school meals.

Even if you do not wish your child to have an actual free school meal, this will still qualify the School for additional pupil premium funding. This means that more money comes to the School to provide extra support, interventions or financial help with educational activities such as trips or booster classes (please see the pupil premium report for further information on how the money is spent).

At Crestwood Community School we are committed to ensuring all students are able to achieve their full potential so it is important that all students who qualify for pupil premium funding take up this entitlement. The School uses cashless catering so there is no identification to other students of who is accessing the provision.

If you are in receipt of any of the following, you may qualify for FSM:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • 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 (NOT Working Tax Credit)
  • Annual income does not exceed £16190.00 for the tax year

Free School Meals 

Hampshire County Council Catering Service has launched a new online service so parents can check their eligibility for free school meal themselves using the self-service option online.

Please note the criteria for free school meals remains the same. If your result comes back ‘found’, this means your child is eligible for free school meals.

For further information or help filling in any of the forms please pop into reception or contact