Useful Information Letter 2022

Dear Parent / Carers


Please see below useful information and details how to apply for Free School Meals a Yardley Trust Uniform Grant and a Free Bus Pass.

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Free School meals


If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below; then your child is eligible for Free School Meals.


Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Tax Credit run-on paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


To apply, please go to https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/birmingham - alternatively you can request an application form via enquiry@ilsley.bham.sch.uk or a hard copy from reception.

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Yardley Trust Uniform Grant


These grants are for students in years 7-11, who live within the Ancient Parish of Yardley and who qualify for Free School Meals, or have done within the past 6 years. A book voucher is also issued to school on behalf of qualifying students in the Autumn of the same year.


To apply, please go to https://kwiksurveys.com/s/YEFGrants2022


The password for Archbishop Ilsley pupils to apply is: yef22


The closing date for applications will be Sunday 3rd July 2022

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Free School Travel Assistance (Bus Pass)


Your child may be entitled to free school travel assistance to get to school.

To apply for free school travel assistance your child must:

  • Live in Birmingham

  • Be between 5 and 16 years old (unless they have learning difficulties or disabilities)

  • Attend one of the following:

  • State school (school maintained by the Council)

  • Pupil referral unit

  • Non-maintained special school

  • Free school

  • Academy.

  • Have to walk further than the distance (qualifying distance 3 miles) when considering their shortest possible walking routes


Exemptions

You won't be able to apply for free school travel assistance if:

  • Your child goes to a school more than the qualifying distance from your home because that's the school you want, even though your child could have gone to a school within that distance.

  • Your child is attending a denominational (faith) school, unless you’re on a low income and qualify for additional support.

  • You haven’t already accepted a place at a school.

To apply for free school travel assistance, please go to;


https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50052/school_travel/888/apply_for_free_school_travel_assistance


Please note that you will need to login or register for a Brum Account in order to use this form.


I hope that you find this information useful, If you require any further information or need any support, please contact Mrs C. Fealy via enquiry@ilsley.bham.sch.uk or via telephone 0121 706 4200.



Yours sincerely

C Fealy

Mrs C. Fealy