Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)
EMTAS general enquiries - 03707 794222
EMTAS home page
EMTAS language phone lines for parents/carers
If you need an interpreter for any other language, phone EMTAS on 03707 794222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and the language you speak. They will do their best to help you.
Universal Free School Meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a meal, free of charge, under the UIFSM programme:
- registration is not required
- each child will be able to have a hot, two course meal at their school which includes a meat or non-meat main item, vegetables, potato, pasta or rice, salad and a dessert
Registration is not required for children to have the free meals. But schools get government funding for all children who meet the standard free meal criteria. The funding is called the Pupil Premium. To let schools get the funding for as many pupils as possible, we encourage parents of children who meet the standard free meal criteria to register. This includes parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Healthier Together should be the first point of call for parents. The platform has a number of accessibility functions: when touched, the text will be read aloud; parents may select their country's flag and all the pages will be translated into their language; and the font size can also be increased.