Free School Meals - Do You Qualify?

Many families are throwing away up to £350 a year for each child because they are paying for school meals when they don’t have to!

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • 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 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Apply online for Free School Meals

Why Register?

  • No lengthy forms or application processes at the Town Hall
  • Instant indication of eligibility
  • Extra funding for school under the Pupil Premium Grant
  • Free food for your child with no stigma, due to our cashless system
  • Saving of around £350 and 190 hours lunch packing time per year, if your child qualifies
  • Auto checks for new eligibility – no need to reapply if you change circumstances
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