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Our ethos is simple:

To provide quality, freshly cooked food, attractively presented to a high standard and at an affordable price.


The school dinners at Finlay Community School are £2.30 per day, provided and cooked  by Miquill Catering.

Miquill Primary Newsletter Spring 2024

Universal free school meals in England

Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in:


Reception class

Year 1

Year 2

We still ask that you apply for this via the normal free school meals application process so as a school we don't miss out on additional funding.

Why should I apply?

For every child that is entitled to free school meals the school receives extra funding to enhance provision and improve progress and outcomes for children. So please apply even if you do not wish to take up your free school meal.


What are the qualifying criteria for Free School Meals? 

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


Income Support

income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

income-related Employment and Support Allowance

support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

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)

Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Universal Credit -  your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

When your application is received, your eligibility will be checked with the Department for Education, Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs. If unsuccessful, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will still receive universal infant free school meals.


How to apply for Free School Meals and the Access to food leaflet

School milk

If your child is entitled to Free School Meals then they can also receive milk for free as long as they are registered.


To register your child you can pick up a form from the school reception and return to FREEPOST COOL MILK or register online: 


Every day each class will have snack time following play time. In line with our Healthy School Status, we are encouraging children to bring in a healthy snack, ideas can be found on the link below.


Reception and Key stage 1 will also be given a piece of free fruit daily (Government initiative) and milk should you request it (link).


Throughout the day, all children will have access to a water bottle provided by school.


01452 530 310

 Co – Headteacher: Mrs Hannah Williams

Co-Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Heather Willis

Deputy Headteacher: Miss Sasha Palmer

SENDco: Mrs Katie Kirby (email:

       Safeguarding Lead: Michelle Bryce (email:                                                     

Address: Finlay Community School, Finlay Road, Gloucester, GL4 6TR

School Day - Start: 8:50am

(with drop off from 8:40am)

Finish: 3:20pm

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