Prosper Learning Trust Extend Nil Charge School Meal Initiative

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10th Nov 2023

Please see the letter below sent out to parents and carers of all of our school pupils regarding the extension of the nil charge school meal initiative.

The Trustees of Prosper Learning Trust (PLT) have been providing all of our pupils with the opportunity to receive a nil charge school meal during the school week. This initiative has been in place since January 2023 and is reviewed periodically. This has meant that for those pupils who do not currently receive free school meals, they received a nil charge lunch, paid for by the Trust, up to the value of a school meal each day they were in school.

The Trustees have decided that this nil charge initiative will continue for the remainder of this calendar year and the Spring term – up to and including the 30th April 2024.

We still encourage all families who may be entitled to free school meals for their children to continue to claim these during this period, because as well as being a benefit to the pupils it also ensures that our schools receive the additional income from the Government to help provide support and resources. If you believe you may be entitled and do not yet receive free school meals, please contact your child’s school for further information and support or you can apply using the following link:

Apply for free school meals | GOV.UK website

Participation in this trial will not mean you are entitled to the government’s Free School Meals scheme during holiday periods – this will only apply to those who are currently eligible for free school meals.

We hope this arrangement has been, and continues to be, helpful to you and your families.

Yours faithfully

Chris Richardson

Chief Executive Officer

Prosper Learning Trust