Are you eligible for free school meals?

There have been changes to the criteria for eligibility for Free School Meals. You may be eligible if you or your partner receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Click here to check your eligibility!


It is a quick and simple online form and the only information you will need is:

  • Your own name and date of birth
  • Contact details
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number
  • Child’s name and date of birth
  • School your child is attending/will attend.

There are so many benefits—not just a free meal:

  • Free after school clubs
  • Free membership to the Children’s University
  • Free school sweater/cardigan annually
  • Free P.E Kit Top
  • Subsidised music tuition

If you would like some help or to speak to someone about Free School Meal entitlement. Please speak to Mrs Storey in the School Office.

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