Free School Meals & Travel

Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Your child may be eligible to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • An income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR()
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that from 6 April 2009 does not exceed £16,190)

Savings for your family

If you are currently paying for your child's school meals, you could make savings of around £350 per annum if your child qualifies.

Eating at the Academy

Students will only be allowed to bring the following drinks into the Academy:

    • Plain water (still)
    • Flavoured water (still)
    • Milk (flavoured, coloured milk is not allowed)

The Academy will also only sell the drinks above. The water and flavoured water must be clear and see through. These items must be in a clear plastic bottle. These are the only types of drinks that are acceptable within the Academy.

Travel Plan

Aims

Kingswood Academy’s Travel Plan aims to:

  • enable parents and children to choose walking, cycling and public transport with confidence;
  • improve children’s health and fitness through walking and cycling;
  • maintain low level of accidents and danger on the journey to school;
  • equip children with better road awareness and familiarise them with public transport;
  • build links with the whole school community.


Existing methods of travel

Students

  • 65% of students walk to the academy
  • 24% of students travel to the academy by car
  • 6% of students travel to the academy via cycle
  • 3% of students travel to the academy via taxi
  • 2% of students travel to the academy via bus


Reducing accidents and danger on the journey to school

There are three roads bordering the site, incorporating three zebra crossings (one on Wawne Road, one on Noddle Hill Way and one on Cumbrian Way).

In addition, there are a number of speed humps and dropped kerbs/tactile paving. There is car parking available for staff and visitors on site, with 164 spaces, 9 disabled bays and 3 motorcycle bays. There is no designated parking bays for visitors. There is a separate drop-off provision and a coach drop-off bay. A one-way system is in operation. The onsite speed limit is 5mph.

Enabling parents and children to choose walking, cycling and public transport with confidence

The above measures support this aim.

As can be seen from the cycle map, the academy is well-placed in relation to cycle tracks, being in close proximity to National Cycle Route 66.

Hull City Council’s cycle route planner is provided by Transport Direct, who work with both public and private travel operators and local and national government. The can be viewed at www.hull.gov.uk (Home/Transport and streets/Cycling/Cycling maps).

The full trip planner offers a variety of customisable options including the ability to choose the speed of travel and the option to avoid unlit roads.


Cutting congestion at the school gate

  • There is one vehicle access to the main car park which is accessed via Wawne Road and one separate delivery entrance.
  • The academy operates a one way system in the car park.
  • All parents/carers are to only use the main car park entrance to collect students and must not use the delivery entrance to the left of the main school building.
  • Only parents/carers with a valid Blue Badge issued by a local authority are to wait for student in the drop off area and the designated disabled parking area of the car par.
  • All parent/carers are to park considerately in the car park ideally in the designated parking spaces clearly outlined in the parking area. Policed by Academy and RFM staff.
  • Vehicles must not block the crossing points used by students to access the car park area.
  • All parents/carers exiting the drop off and disabled parking area of the car park to turn left and drive around the car park to create a one way out system for all cars. This action should remove the congestion caused by cars turning right to exit the drop off and disabled parking area then having to merge with the flow of traffic from the main car park.
  • Speed limit of 5mph to be adhered to at all times.
  • There is a cycle path that crosses over the exit of the car park from the academy and all drivers need to check that there is nobody crossing the cycle path to reduce the risk of any accidents.
  • All parents/carers turn left onto Wawne Road when leaving the academy. Cars needing to head north along Wawne Road to turn around at the roundabout. This is in order to reduce the traffic congestion that is caused by turning right into Wawne Road. Note – we advise parents of this but are unable to enforce this due to the highway allowing both left and right turn from this junction.
    • contracted to transport students will use the designated drop off area.
    • In the case of emergency there is a gate on Noddle Hill Way which will give access via the MUGA and can be brought into operation when necessary.

There are two separate pedestrian entrances to the site one on Noddle Hill Way and one on Cumbrian Way. There is a dedicated service entrance.

Travel Passes

All pupils who live in Hull and attend a school within the city, or their nearest school, will be entitled to a free bus pass if:

    • they are aged under eight years and live two or more miles from school (shortest safe walking route)
    • they are aged eight to 16 years and live three or more miles from school (shortest safe walking route)

Free bus passes will also be available to pupils from low-income families (i.e. those who qualify for free school meals or who are in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit) as follows:

    • pupils aged 8 to 11 years attending their nearest school which is two miles or more from home (shortest safe walking route)
    • pupils aged 11 to 16 years attending one of their three nearest schools which is between two and three miles from home (shortest safe walking route)
    • pupils attending the nearest suitable school preferred on the grounds of religion or belief where they live between two and 15 miles from that school

To apply for a free bus pass, please complete and return the application form available to the right of this page.

Concessionary Fares

Pupils not entitled to a free bus pass can take advantage of the concessionary fares scheme we run in partnership with the bus companies.

Secondary school concessions

We operate a scheme in conjunction with the bus companies to enable all children to travel for a reduced fare within the city boundary.

The scheme does not require the children to carry a pass to receive a reduced fare. The fares vary according to operator, and are subject to change without notice.