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For latest information and guidelines on the Coronavirus please click on the Government link below.

Information is updated everyday at 2pm with the latest data.

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Change to the criteria for Free School Meals

In April 2018 the criteria used to determine which pupils are eligible for free school meals was updated to reflect the introduction of Universal Credit and the phasing out of other income-based benefits.
  • Universal Credit, provided claimants have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax
  • Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Under the updated criteria, an estimated 50,000 more pupils will benefit from a free school meal compared to the previous benefits system.


If you have any queries, please contact the Free School Meals team:

01905 678154

Kidderminster Brownie Unit


Brownies meet every Wednesday evening at the Son's of Rest Pavilion (Brinton's Park). As of September Claire the leader of the Kidderminster Brownie Unit has spaces available.


"Brownies opens up an exciting new world of adventure and challenges. It gives you the opportunity to go on day trips, attend special events, explore the outdoors, to learn new skills, to try different activities and gain badges. You will also make new friends and have lots of fun. Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10. If you are interested why not come along on evening. Please come and give a try!" (13th Kidderminster Brownies)


ChatHealth School Nurse Text Messaging Service

The ChatHealth school nurse messaging service number is changing, the new number is: 07507 331750

Students can send SMS text messages from any mobile phone, or download the free ChatHealth smartphone app to send instant messages. The ChatHealth messaging service gives young people opportunity to contact a nurse by mobile message.

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