Free School Meals
If you receive certain benefits your children may be entitled to free school meals - read Welsh Government guidance on entitlement to free school meals.
Further information is available on the Newport City Council website, please click the following link:
Free School Meal & Pupil Development Grant Application Form
PUPIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals may also be entitled to a Pupil Development Grant if they are entering reception class in primary school; years 1,3,5,7,8,9,10 or 11; or if they are in a special school, special needs resource unit or pupil referral unit and are aged 4,5,7,9,11,12,13,14 or 15.
A Pupil Development Grant is to provide assistance to families on low incomes for the purchase of:
- School uniform including coats and shoes;
- School sports kit including footwear;
- Uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts; guides; cadets; martial arts; sports; performing arts or dance;
- Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery;
- Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology;
- Laptops or tablets; and
- Equipment for out of school hours trips such as outdoor learning e.g waterproofs.
A payment of £125 will be made per pupil in all qualifying school years with the exception of pupils entering Year 7 who will each receive a payment of £200.