Free School Meals

​Whilst all children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to receive a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meal entitlement, parents and carers are strongly encouraged to also complete a free school meal application form as each child eligible for a Free School Meal based upon parental income attracts a “Pupil Premium” for the School which is provided by Central Government and equates to a cash amount for your child’s School.

This is then used to support children’s education through the provision of additional support and resources at the School. 

If you have any queries please contact your child’s school who would be happy to discuss Pupil Premium with you and can help you complete an application ​form for Free School Meals.​​​

Apply for Free School Meals

If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals.

Criteria for entitlement to free school meals​

When you complete a Housing/Council Tax Benefit form, and meet the correct eligibility criteria, this automatically entitles your child(ren) to free school meals.  Schools will be directly advised of this eligibility and your child(ren) will remain eligible for the period you are in receipt of the qualifying benefit.

For a small number of parents in receipt of Child Tax Credit, they will be required to make a Free School Meals application