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Wellbeing and Cost of Living Support

We know this is a challenging time and many families across London and the UK are facing financial difficulties. On this page, you'll find services and resources which provide practical help and/or emotional support. Some of these are local to the Borough of Bexley and others are either London or UK wide. 

Free School Meals and Uniform Grants

Free School Meals

Every child in London is entitled to free school meals this year. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't complete the application!

If you apply and are successful, you will be entitled to meals vouchers during the holidays as long as the government schemes are in place. You will also be entitled to uniform grants, reduced price clubs and trips. 

If you have No Recourse To Public Funds, are a serving member of the armed forces, or are a foster, adoptive or SGO parent, your child is entitled to the above benefits. Please email sladegreenadmin@habstrustsouth.org.uk if this applies to you. 

If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child is eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190)
  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

How to apply

If you would like to apply for Free School Meals you can apply online using the link below (please ensure you choose the correct Haberdashers' school):


In these uncertain times we are aware that changes to employment and benefits can have a huge negative impact.  We want to support you through this new simple to use system.  You will need to complete once and if in future your circumstances change making your child entitled to support, we will be automatically notified.  In addition to the provision of free school meals the government also provide additional funding which may be as high as £6000, in schools today this can make a real difference in the lives of our children, all from completing a form in just a few minutes.

We are now using a new system to manage free school meals. If you are already entitled to Free School Meals or have recently applied for Free School Meals with the London borough of Bexley then we encourage that you reapply, using the new system.

Uniform Grants

If your application for free school meals is successful, you are also entitled to claim for up to two uniform grants for your child, one in each primary key stage: 

  • Key Stage 1 (reception to year 2) £30  
  • Key Stage 2 (year 3 to year 6) £60 

Parents can make a claim for a uniform grant by clicking on this link below and completing the form: 

Haberdashers' Slade Green Uniform Grant Claim Form  

Wellbeing Support

For more information on Inclusion and Wellbeing, visit our Inclusion pages: https://www.habssladegreenprimary.org.uk/Inclusion/ 

Government & Local London Borough of Bexley Advice

Food Banks, Meals and Warm Spaces

Support with Energy Costs

You may be able to apply directly to your energy supplier for grants and hardship funds to help with energy debts. 

Haberdashers' Support for Families

  • Hardship Fund - parents can apply for financial support with school trip fees, uniform, music tuition, equipment, books etc. The support provided will be at the discretion of the Principal and decisions will be made on a case by case basis. 
  • Contact us at Slade Green Primary - If you are considering making a Hardship Fund application or if you would like to talk to us about other support available, please contact Helen McKenzie at sladegreenadmin@habstrustsouth.org.uk 

 Other Support