Useful Information

Free School Meals 

To apply for free school meals please follow this link and complete the online form:

Alternatively, you can download, complete and return the following form to Cann Bridge School Reception:

To qualify for free school meals your children must be in full time education in a local authority funded school or sixth form for full days (before and after lunch).  The parent or guardian the child lives with must receive one of the qualifying benefits. Pupils receiving Income Support in their own right are entitled to free school meals.

Please note: those receiving Working Tax Credit do not qualify even if Child Tax Credit and income criteria are met.

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 they will be entitled to receive Universal Free School Meals.

The Plymouth Local Offer.   

The Plymouth online directory has information for everyone in the community. Services and support in the directory will help people to access local public services such as transport, leisure centres, schools and libraries.  There is a specific section for SEND services and support in Plymouth.  Other Local Authorities will have a Local Offer, simply search Local Offer and your Authority name. 

PIAS (Plymouth Information Advice and Support for SEND) 

They offer information, advice, signposting and support for families with children with SEND.

Friends and Families of Special Children 

For activities and support for families with children and young people with additional needs and their siblings. 

Plymouth Parent Carer Voice 

The Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) brings together parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Plymouth. 

National Autistic Society Plymouth  

Plymouth Autism Parents’ Support Group monthly meetings

Is your child on the autism spectrum?

Why not come and join our new free support group?

Share your ups and downs, and maybe find out how other parents are doing it. Sleep, school, behaviour, and eating can all be challenges.

Contact Ellie Scott, email  for times, dates and more information.

Cornwall Parent Carer Council 

The Cornwall Parent Carer Council brings together parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Cornwall.

Devon Information Advice and Support DIAS 

DIAS have a dedicated team offering legally-based and easily accessible information and advice about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They support parents, carers, children and young people with SEND and our service is impartial and confidential.  

Advice Plymouth – 

Contact a Family – 

Scope – 

Cerebra – 

Family Fund – 

Sense – 


Sibs – 

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation – 

Carers UK – 

Down’s Syndrome Association – 


Makaton –

The National Autistic Society – 

Carers Trust- 

Preparing for Adulthood – 

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