Free School Meals


Free school meals contact 01273 293497

From 6 April 2011, children whose parents receive one of the following benefits will be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (this benefit was introduced 27 October 2008)
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16 190 (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). Note - from 1 May 2009 where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Please note: If you are in receipt of any Working Tax Credit you will not be eligible to apply for Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of any of the above benefits you can apply online or download an application form for free school meals or request an application form from either the school or the free school meals section. 


Unsure if you are eligible for free school meals


We can undertake an online check for you in complete confidence - you will need to tell us your National Insurance Number or your National Asylum Seeker Number (NASS), your date of birth and your surname (as it appears on your benefit letter)

Email Free School Meals or call the Free School Meals team (01273) 293497.