Earlsheaton school’s free lunch drive

MEALS MEAN MONEY: Anne Fisher at work in Earlsheaton Technology College. (d12011102)
MEALS MEAN MONEY: Anne Fisher at work in Earlsheaton Technology College. (d12011102)

A SCHOOL is urging parents to sign children up for free school meals to help it win extra government funding.

Schools will get a £430 pupil premium for each child signed up for free meals in their 2011/12 budgets.

Earlsheaton Technology College is writing to parents of current and future pupils in a drive to get more eligible families to sign up before a cut-off point on Thursday.

Community development worker Linda Crayton said: “We want parents to be aware that even if they don’t want their child to have free meals, their school can lose out on funding if they don’t register. It could make a real difference.”

Earlsheaton has 174 pupils registered but believes twice as many could be eligible.

Phone Linda at the school on 01924 325230.