Free School Meals And Parent Pay

Brownhills Ormiston Academy use Walsall Council to check eligibility for students claiming free school meals.

You can apply online quickly and simply by clicking on the apply for free school meals online here link below.

Apply for free school meals online here

Please note you do not have to provide evidence of your benefits, the council use an online checking system connected with your benefit providers which tells us whether you are eligible or not for free school meals.

The link below goes directly to the Walsall Council Website that lists current eligibility criteria and numbers to call if you need help.

Walsall Free School Meals

Pupil Premium – extra funding

The Academy receive extra funding for all children recorded as being eligible for a free school meal. Funding is used to help your child.

Year 7 to 11: £935 per year

Therefore please apply even if your child prefers to bring their own meal.

Other ways to apply

You can also:

Download and print an application form

You can scan and email your completed form back to:

[email protected]

What happens if I do not have access to the internet or are unable to complete online?

You can pick up a free school meals application form from:

the Benefits Service at the First Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall,WS1 1XU – by calling in person or telephoning on 0300 555 2855

Brownhills Ormiston Academy uses ParentPay which is a secure online payment system that makes it easy, quick and safe to pay for school dinners and coach fees at any time of the day.

All new intake parents are sent activation letters in the post at the start of the term. Please look out for these and contact the Finance Department if you do not receive them.

Any existing parents who are not yet registered can request a copy activation letter from Finance Department.

We want to encourage all our parents to register; it reduces queuing at the cash machine and also means that your child does not have to carry cash around with them. We currently accept payments online for school meals, coach fees and sometimes trips.

More information and frequently asked questions can be found in the attached links.

Parent Pay FAQs

Alternatively you can contact the Finance department at the school who will be pleased to help.