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 Support

  • 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

  • Universal 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.