We are aware that at times we may all need some extra help and support.  As a school community we want to support where we can so we hope you find the information below useful.  If you ever want to discuss anything then please contact Laura Wilson, lwilson@brs.srscmat.co.uk.

Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of Income Support, Income-based ESA or Income-based Job Seekers allowance you should be entitled to Free School Meals and possibly other educational benefits for your child(ren). You may also be entitled to other educational benefits if you receive child and working tax credits – though this will not include Free School Meals. In this case you should include a copy of your latest tax credit notice (TC602) with your application. Upon receipt of this evidence Staffordshire or Derbyshire Local Authority will assess your eligibility to all educational benefits. To apply please download the application form Free School Meals

Education Support Fund

The Education Support Fund is a discretionary source of financial help available to all registered full time Academy Students.  The aim of this Fund is to help students who are experiencing difficulty through hardship in paying for:

  • Curriculum trips, visits and Residential Courses
  • Uniform, shoes or sports kit
  • Other materials or equipment required for academic studies
  • Attendance at Seminars, interviews or work experience placements
  • Emergency travel expenses

Consideration will also be given to relieving hardship during recognised Academy holidays by providing access to one free school meal each day for the students concerned.

Please click here for more information.

Education Support Fund

Food Banks


YMCA Burton Reconnect – tel: 01283 547211

Salvation Army Community Food Bank Burton on Trent UK – Facebook

tel: 01283517116

email: burton.on.trent@salvationarmy.org.uk

Burton Hope – Facebook Only (Not just Burton)


CVS – tel: 07458 305314

email: projectsupport@sdcvs.org.uk

 Ashby De la Zouch

tel: 07542 118878

email: info@ashbyfoodbank.org.uk