In this section you can browse various internal and external links relating to The Polesworth School @ Tomlinson Hall.
Please be aware that The Polesworth School or The Polesworth School Sixth Form is not responsible for the content of external sites, and therefore, opinions stressed in these websites do not necessarily represent the opinion of the school.
Students over 16
Students must be aged between 16 and 18 on 31st August 2015 to be eligible for a free meal in the 2015/16 academic year.
Students who turn 19 during their study programme will remain eligible for a free meal until the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 or to the end of their study programme, whichever is sooner.
Qualifying for free school meals
Families who receive the following are eligible for Free School Meals:
• Income support
• Income-based job seeker’s allowance (JSA)
• Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
• Guarantee element of state pension credit
• Universal credit
• Both income-cased and contribution-based JSA/ESA if you receive the same amount for both. You should also qualify if you receive both but the Income-based amount is greater, but not if the contribution-based amount is greater
• Families who are awarded Child Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HMRC, not in excess of £16,190 are also eligible to claim free school meals providing there is no entitlement to Working Tax Credit (unless in respect of a 4-week ‘run-on’).
The online checking system only confirms or denies your eligibility to claim free school meals: it does not give us any other information. If you are currently in receipt of either Universal Credit or the 4-week run on of Working Tax Credit the system will not automatically be able to determine your eligibility, therefore you will need to send proof that you are in receipt of these benefits to the Free School Meals office once you have completed and saved your application.
When your eligibility has been confirmed and your application processed, you will be sent an email confirming eligibility. The school will also receive notification of your child’s application. The online checking system will continuously check your eligibility status and inform you and the school of any changes.
www.direct.gov.uk/NationalCareersService -national online careers service
www.ucas.com – the main site for information about university courses and applying to university; this provides links to all university websites.
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk – for general information and advice about university applications.
www.hotcourses.com – a general information site
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – alternatives to university for A Level students
www.cswp.org.uk – The Careers Guidance Company – located in Warwickshire – careers information, advice and guidance for people of all ages
The Russell Group – website for 24 of the leading UK universities with advice on choosing you’re a Levels with application to one of the Russell group universities in mind.
Unistats – the official site for comparing UK higher education course data
www.slc.co.uk. – for information on student loans and finance.
www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview – the government’s site for information on student loans and financing your university course.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk – for information on seeking an apprenticeship
www.moneysavingexpert.com/students – this is the Martin Lewis money saving site – where there is a dedicated section for students planning to go to university and their parents.
www.studential.com – student matters and a student forum.