Free School Meals
Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
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
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
Younger than the compulsory age for starting school
In full-time education
For more information please refer to the DfE guidance: DFE GUIDANCE ON FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Infant free school meals in England
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in:
Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2
Please speak to Ms Fever in the school office if you require any assistance with your application.