School Lunches

Free School Meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals - see information below - please apply via the government website - enter your postcode and follow the links :

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals 

If you’re on benefits, your child may be entitled to free school meals no matter what year they are in, saving you £400 per year per child.

You are entitled to free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
  • the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • 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)
  • if your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll continue to receive them until they move to a new stage of school, such as from primary into secondary school

Please note: People receiving Working Tax Credit, regardless of their income level, do not qualify.

 

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