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.
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 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
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
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
Have to walk further than the distance (qualifying distance 3 miles) when considering their shortest possible walking routes
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;
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 email@example.com or via telephone 0121 706 4200.
Mrs C. Fealy