Financial and Funding Support
Free School Meals
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and the fuss of making packed lunches. Many children at our school are already eating free school meals, and your child may be able to have them too. School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to achieve their full potential.
Students claiming Free School Meals receive a daily allowance to spend on food and drink, and thanks to the cashless catering system at West Exe School, a child claiming Free School Meals is treated the same as other students and cannot be identified. Their allowance gets added to their account each morning and any unspent allowance removed after lunch. The current Free School Meal allowance is £2.40 and can be used for break and lunch.
Applications for Free School Meals can be made through the Devon Citizen’s Portal.
The West Exe bursary
At West Exe our students are at the heart of everything we do; we are a community committed to creating opportunities for students to develop high aspirations, to make progress, and take advantage of all that School has to offer.
Fundamental to this aim is ensuring that students in receipt of Pupil Premium are supported and challenged to take a full, active part in School life, engaging with their learning, both in School and at home, embracing the culture of high expectations and accessing our excellent extra-curricular activities. The West Exe bursary allows eligible parents to apply for financial support through their Head of Year to part-fund trips, uniform and subject-specialist equipment.
Uniform support at West Exe
At West Exe School we have high expectations of our students' appearance, students are expected to wear their full uniform with pride. Our uniform purchasing is now online. This can be purchased from Price & Buckland. Parents can purchase other items such as shirts and trousers for both boys and girls from any retailer.
West Exe offer a uniform buy-back scheme at the end of each year in which well cared for items of uniform can be bought by the school ready for sale to other students. Our popular pre-loved uniform sale takes place twice a year for students wishing to buy discounted items of uniform. Should you require further financial support for uniform, please email Charlotte Froom, firstname.lastname@example.org.