Free School Meals

Families on low incomes or in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible to receive Free School Meals for their children.

How does it work?

First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list below.

Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, the school can check online for you. 

The school will be notified directly with any confirmed decisions and will contact you to confirm if your application is successful or not.

It is the parents/carers responsibility to inform the school should your circumstances change.  Any meals taken whilst you are not eligible will be charged at £2.20 per meal taken.

Do you qualify?

  • Universal Credit
  • 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190, or less, as assessed by HM Revenue & Custom

Pupils can also register for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves. 

If you think you are eligible please contact School Reception for an application form or print off the form below and send it in to School Reception, and they will check your eligibility for you.

YOU MUST RE-APPLY EVERY SEPTEMBER FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS.  SCHOOL WILL SEND OUT A LETTER AND FORM EACH YEAR ASKING YOU TO REAPPLY AND GIVING INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO DO THIS.   IF YOU DO NOT REAPPLY FOR SCHOOL MEALS EACH YEAR, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR SCHOOL MEALS AT £2.20 PER DAY.

Pupil Premium

Government gives funding to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best.  This funding is called “Pupil Premium” and is assessed on whether your child is eligible for free school meals. With this money we can provide extra support and learning for all pupils.  

Did you know……………just registering your child for Free School Meals / Pupil Premium means that the school is given extra money?

Register now to make sure we don’t miss out