Free School Meals and Catering
Free School Meals
If you think you are eligible for the free school meals service, please visit the Leicester City Council website and click on 'apply online for free school meals' to compete the online form. Alternatively, you can call 0116 454 1009.
Free school meal qualifying criteria:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker's allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- National asylum seeker support
- Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Working tax credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
Even if you do not intend for your child to eat school meals, completing the form could help the college to access extra funding through the Pupil Premium, which is spent on raising achievement of Fullhurst students.
The Hardship Fund
The Hardship Fund exists to support Fullhurst students whose family circumstances mean that they may need support and financial assistance, for example with buying uniform or participating in educational trips and events. As there are only limited funds, we endeavour to ensure that grants reach those most in need of support. If this is something that you would like to enquire about, please contact your child's Head of Year.
Holiday Food Programme
Leicester City Council are running a programme throughout the summer holidays to provide food and fun activities for children who receive free school meals. The programme aims to alleviate any pressure on families during the holidays and provide engagement for local children.
To find out more view the letter below and to check for your closest location follow this link.
Our catering options
Fullhurst Community College operates a cashless catering system. Students can add money to their student cards at any of the three machines around college.
If your child is eligible for free school meals, £2.05 is added to their account daily. This will not show as a balance on the account at the machines but will show up when students go to pay for their meal. Free school meals provision is completely discrete and there is no visible way for students to identify who has or has not received a free school meal.
Caterlink are specialist caterers within schools, colleges and universities and are passionate about fresh, healthy food that tastes great. They know that the right nutrients can affect everyone’s mood, behaviour, health, growth and even their ability to concentrate and by encouraging students to eat a well-balanced diet establishes healthy eating now and for the future.
Available daily in the dining room is a core menu with meat and vegetarian choices; pasta, jackets, salads and home made soup. Once a week there will also be a 'concept day' featuring 'Mexican Kitchen', "Quirky Bird" chicken and 'Pizza Market' . We are sure these will become firm favourites with the students!
The price is right
Meal deals and loyalty schemes are available to ensure that students get the best value. Look out for termly promotions and special offers. Sample prices:
|Two course meal deal, pasta / jacket deal or packed lunch deal||£2.05|
|Mineral water 500ml||50p|
|Hot snacks at break
Meal deals at break
|Dessert and fruit pots||from 40p|
|Cakes and tray bakes||from 40p|
View school meal balances and top them up at any time
Download the School Gateway app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app can also be used to pay for trips and visits.
Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to login to School Gateway. We’ll notify you by text or email when new items are available for payment.
If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system.
We hope that you will find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to pay for visits and school meals. If you have any queries, please contact main reception via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0116 282 4326.
Get in touch
Please feel free to contact our friendly catering team on 0116 282 4326 or via email at email@example.com