Health and Well-being

Free School Meals at Tendring Technology College

Students receive Free Schools Meals where their family receive certain welfare benefits. Families eligible for Free School Meals receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit - you must annually take home £7,400 or less in Universal Credit payments. This equals an average of £616.67 per month in net earned income (after deductions).

If your child does not currently receive free school meals, and you feel you may be eligible, please use this form to let us know.

Places where children can eat free during College Holidays

Kids eat free all day, every day in Morrisons Cafes nationwide, daily from 3pm with every adult meal over £4.99. This offer is extented to all day during half term.


Kids eat for £1, all day every day with no adult spend required. This offer has been extended until the end of the year

2 Kid's eat free with a paying adult un-limited breakfast deal. 25% discount for blue light card holders.

Support with Cost of Living Crisis

Useful information for cost of living support and guidance. Click The image to find out more!


Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.

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If you are struggling with your energy bills, the "National Energy Action" charity can offer advice and support for families in need within the UK

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If you find it difficult to pay your energy bills, whether you pay monthly or have a pre-payment meter, the fuel bank foundation has a wealth of information to help you.

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If cant afford to pay for food, find your local foodbanks via the trussel trust website link to the image above.

Local Health and Wellbeing Support - TTC Wellbeing Fayre Providers

Tel: 0800 008 7005

Tel: 01255 317360

Tel: 01245 493 311

Emergency - 999

Non-emergency - 101


Homelands, St Mary's Parish Church and The Free (Frinton) are available on:

Tel: 01255 850165 or 01255 679585

Tel: 0300 1233393

Emotional & Physical Health at Tendring Technology College

The emotional and physical health and well being of all members of Tendring Technology College are fundamental within the ethos of the school where learning can flourish, enabling pupils to become independent responsible citizens. We believe that pupils who are mentally healthy will be able to:

    • Develop psychologically, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and spiritually

    • Become aware of others and empathise with them

    • Sustain personal relationships

    • Develop a sense of right and wrong

    • Face challenges, resolve issues and setbacks and learn from them

    • Develop resilience, resourcefulness and capacity to work collaboratively

We are always here to help and support our students, parents and staff when they are struggling. We can often provide direct support or in the event where more in-depth support is required we can signpost or refer in the right direction.

Support services available for students and families can be found here.

National online Safety - Update #WakeUpWednesday

Termly TTC Wellbeing Fayre

Each term we will be offering parents and students the opportunity to attend our TTC Wellbeing Fayre. Local providers will be on hand along with our own safeguarding team to offer support and advise to those in need. Here are some pictures from our inaugral event in December 2022