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Educational awards and benefits overview

School Supplies

We provide a range of support services to help parents help their children to have a quality education and life at school.

Benefits and grants can help with transport and school meals. We can also help children through upsets or settling into a new school, as well as those having difficulty with regular attendance.  

Transport

For more information on home to school and college transport, please see our school transport pages.

For information on post 16 transport please see our post 16 transport page.

Free School Meals

Free meals are provided for children with parents in receipt of certain benefits or child tax credits to a certain income level. Facilities are also available for children to eat food brought from home, although they are encouraged to have a school dinner.

For more information or to make an application, please see our free school meals page.

16 - 19 Bursary

Schools, colleges and training providers have bursary funds to help you if you’re studying or starting a course and face financial hardship.

For more information about 16 - 19 bursaries please see the DirectGov web site.

Student Financial Support

There are mandatory or discretionary grants available for Higher and Further Education.

Families First 

Education Welfare is now deliverd as part of Families First's Targeted Services.  In each district there are a number of early help teams. You can find the early help contact details our early help team page.

Each team works directly with Staffordshire schools. They make sure that children and young people have the opportunity to fulfill their full potential.

All staff within the teams are trained to support and advise on a range of educational attendance issues, you or your child may experience, such as:

  • Attendance problems
  • Supporting home and school relationships
  • Family based issues
  • Part time employment of children

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