Home Page

The best start in life for all our children.




The local authority recognises that parents may not be able to meet all the costs involved in providing for their children’s needs at school. Consequently, if your child attends a school in the Borough and you are resident within the Borough, you may be entitled to various grants and other types of assistance. These are, depending on financial circumstances:

  1. Free school meals
  2. Free travel to and from school
  3. Assistance towards the cost of instrumental tuition

Further details, application forms and advice regarding the above forms of assistance are available from the Assistance to Pupils section, phone number available from the school office.


Tax-Free Childcare


This is a new UK-wide government scheme to help parents with the cost of childcare. Eligible parents will be able to open an online childcare account. The money held in these accounts can only be used to pay for registered childcare. For every £8 parents pay into their childcare account, the government will pay in an additional £2, up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year (or £4,000 for children with SEN). Parents will then be able to use the funds to pay for Breakfast Club and After School Club.


To find out if you are eligible, click here and to sign up, click here. For telephone support, you can call the Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097