A range of support is available to help families and students experiencing financial hardship.

Please take a look at the information provided on this page in order to make sure you are receiving your full entitlement.

Free School Meals

The Government is allocating funding to schools to support students from lower income families to do their very best. This funding is called the ‘Pupil Premium’ and is allocated, in part, on how many students receive free school meals. With this money we can enhance the opportunities and support offered within school.

If your child is registered to receive free school meals then:

  • Your child can purchase healthy food and drinks from the school canteen at break and / or lunchtime to the maximum of £3.00 per day. This is a saving of up to £570 per year.
  • You will be eligible to receive support for the costs of a school trip or visit.
  • You will be eligible to receive support with uniform costs when your child first comes to the school in Year 7.

Please see the school’s Pupil Premium Information to find out about other ways we are providing extra support. Even if your child does not want to have their free school meal we would ask you to continue to apply so that the school receives the extra valuable funding which is a significant help to us.

Do you qualify?

You may register your child for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed on the Derbyshire County Council website – it is not just if you are unemployed – click here to check. Students may also register for Free School Meals if they receive any of the benefits listed themselves. Come and talk to us if you are not sure.

No one will know your child has been registered to receive free school meals and this will not affect any other benefits that you claim.

Register your child today

Registering is really quick and easy. If you think you qualify, click here to find an online form on the Derbyshire County Council website.

16-19 Bursary Fund

Schools with Sixth Forms have been allocated a small sum of money to make bursary payments to post 16 students. Full details of the Lady Manners School 16-19 Bursary Fund are available to download at the bottom of this page, together with an application form. If you are on a low income, you may also wish to contact Derbyshire County Council to check your entitlement to a range of other benefits, including Free School Meals.

Additional information regarding support for post 16 students is available from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Financial Support Downloadable Documents: