Free School Meals

At Westcott Primary School children in our reception class, year one and year two receive a free school lunch if they wish, and it has not been necessary for any parents to fill in a Free School Meals application form.

We are able to claim extra money from the government which we use to help us provide a range of extra trips for children, and this money is linked to parents applying for Free School Meals in the past. In order to continue claiming this money from the government, we need parents to re-register for Free School Meals.

So, if you receive a benefit that gives entitlement to Free School meals (as detailed below) please pop in to school reception where they can provide a form and help you fill it out.

Children of families receiving Income Support, Employment Support Allowance (income related), Income-based Job Seekers allowance or Universal Credit are entitled to receive free school meals. Families receiving support under Part Vi of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are also entitled.

If your child has been in receipt of a Free School Meal at any point in their school life due to a qualifying benefit, then they will not be charged to attend our Breakfast Club.

Download the application form for free school meals

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Ofsted

‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’

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‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’

Parent testimonials

‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’

Parent testimonials

‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’

Ofsted

‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’

Ofsted

‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’

Ofsted

‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’

Ofsted

‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’

Parent testimonials

‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’

Ofsted

‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’

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‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’

Ofsted

‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’

Ofsted

‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’

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‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’

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‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’

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‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’

Ofsted

‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’

Parent testimonials

‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’

Parent testimonials

‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’

Ofsted

‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’

Ofsted

‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’

Ofsted

‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’

Ofsted

‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’

Ofsted

‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’

Parent testimonials

‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’

Ofsted