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Phoenix Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Cookstown


11th Jun 2020

We know a lot of you may wish to apply for Free School Meals and Uniform Grant for this incoming school year. 

We would encourage you to look at the criteria. Many families have been affected by job loss, wage cuts due to furlough and you should try to source any help that is available. As a school we have been pushing the Department of Education to continue FSM payments over the summer months. It isn't much but it can help with food bills. 

Here is the eligibility information from the Education Authority website:

If you feel you meet the criteria you need to visit the website and make an application. All the information is there. If you have any difficulty navigating the web page, drop your child's class teacher a mail and we will help as much as we can.


Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can apply if your son or daughter is in full-time education and if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:-   

  • Income Support;    
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance;    
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit;   
  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of £16,190 or less;
  • Universal credit and have net household earnings not exceeding £14,000 per year.


  • if you are an Asylum Seeker supported by the Home Office Asylum Support Assessment Team (ASAT); or    
  • if your child has a statement of special educational needs and is designated to require a special diet.