Free School Uniform Bundle for New Year 7 Pupil Premium Students

​We offer free uniform items and PE kit for new Year 7 students, consisting of a blazer, tie, reversible top, shorts, summer top, hooded top, socks and an art/design and technology apron. ​

This scheme will apply to all students who meet the eligibility criteria for Pupil Premium and is funded by our Pupil Premium funding received from Central Government. Eligibility is assessed each academic year.

To apply for a free school uniform bundle please contact

Travel Support for Pupil Premium Students

​We offer financial support with travel to and from school from areas across Wirral, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales. This scheme applies to students who meet the eligibility criteria for Deprivation Pupil Premium and is funded by Pupil Premium funding received from Central Government. Eligibility is assessed each academic year.

  • For bus passes purchased for the academic year 2022/23 we have increased the discount on school operated buses including services from Wallasey, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales  to £600 per school year per eligible student
  • Merseytravel services to the School – voucher scheme for termly Solo bus tickets (£93 per term) means FREE Travel to school

To find out how to apply for financial support with travel costs please Click Here

Calday Grange 16-19 Bursary

​Calday Grange Sixth Form students aged 16-19 who might struggle with the cost of full-time education can apply to receive a Calday Grange 16-19 Bursary. Please click here to find out more. Click here to apply.

The Bennett Trust

​The Trustees can give assistance in cases of hardship to parents/carers of children from families of limited means, larger families or those with particular financial problems. Grants may be made in special cases of any kind not normally provided by the Local Authority and in some circumstances funds may be available for those students who have recently left school to help them in their chosen careers or in Further or Higher Education, provided they are less than 25 years of age.

Applications can be made at any time in confidence. 

Free School Meals​

​In England, a Free School Meal (FSM) is a statutory benefit available to school-aged children from families who receive other qualifying benefits and who have been through the relevant registration process.

To find out if your child is eligible for free school meals please click on the link below:

FSM at Calday:

Your child will be eligible to a free meal entitlement including a choice of sandwiches, a hot meal of the day, pizza, pasta, curry and vegetarian options. Students will be provided with a daily allowance on their student ID Cards. If your son does not wish to use their allowance at lunchtime it can be used at break time when there are a variety of breakfast options available such as toast, breakfast wraps and fresh fruit.

Students who are registered for free school meals do not have to take up this offer each day. If you are eligible but you want your child to have a packed lunch that is ok however we do recommend that you still register.

You only need to register once at each school should you have children in other schools. If your son already receives free school meals you do not need to take any further action. Registering for free school meals is confidential and is administered discreetly at the School.

You no longer have to apply to the Local Authority. You can either register directly online at

The process is straightforward. If your son is eligible for free school meals because you are in receipt of Universal Credit, there is transitional protection in place whilst it is being rolled out. They will continue to be eligible for free school meals until the end of their phase of secondary education even if your circumstances change. For exceptions please refer to and search for free school meals.

Once you have submitted an eligibility registration we are notified whether you are eligible for pupil premium and free school meals or not and we will let you know. Your son will be issued a free school meal allowance on a daily basis to use in the School canteen. Please note that the allowance is re-set daily and balances do not accumulate so it is in your son’s best interest to use their entitlement each day. The current daily value of free school meals is £3.80.

If you have any queries please contact us at

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