Free School Meals

How do I know if my child is eligible for free school meals?

Free meals are available to eligible full-time primary and secondary school pupils and Sixth Form students.

Your child is entitled if you or your partner receive any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigrations and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pensions Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have a family income no greater than £16,190 (subject to government change)
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finished or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week

Further information is available from the links below.

Useful Links