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Free School Meals

Claiming Free School Meals


If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, please apply. If you receive any of the following benefits your child could be entitled to free school meals.

  • Income support
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Based Job Seeker's allowance
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension credit
  • Child tax credit with annual income of less than £16,190
  • Universal Credit if the new household earnings are less than £7400


Families who get Working Tax Credit do no qualify.


You can still apply even if you want your child to have sandwiches.


Schools receive additional funding for pupils entitled to free schools meals. Children who are entitled to free school meals can also receive financial help to pay for the following things:

-music lessons

-school activity holidays (e.g. Storey Arms and Culmington Manor)

-school trips

-extra-curricular activities (e.g. Sports Xtra clubs, Chess and Yoga)

-learning resources to take home (e.g. books or maths equipment)


Click on the link below to apply online.