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Free School Meals

Apply for free school meals

Apply for free school meals to see if your child qualifies for a free lunch at school.

Infants

All children in Reception class and Years 1 and 2 are guaranteed entitlement to free school meals. Just contact your child's school to register your interest.

Year 3 and older 

Your child may qualify for a free meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, (providing you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and  have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on  - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Apply for free school meals to see if your child qualifies for a free lunch at school.