Free School Meals

Your child, or children, may qualify for Free School Meals if you meet the following criteria:

and you get any of the following:

Each school receives a weekly register showing the names of all children who are entitled to Free School Meals.

Should your circumstances change, for example you start work, increase your working hours to more than 16 a week, or cease being entitled to Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance, you must notify us immediately.

Each school has the right to ask you to repay the value of any school meals that your child has been given for free, if they were not entitled to those meals.

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the current phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

Last updated: 11/02/2021 13:29

  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility
  3. How do I apply?
  4. Contact