If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child is eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are NOT also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of no more than ¬£16,190)
  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit

It is now possible to check to see if you qualify for free school meals by completing a simple online form.


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In most cases

  • a response will be provided immediately
  • you will not need to provide proof to the school
  • you will not need to reapply to confirm continued eligibility

To complete an application you will need handy:

  • Your own name and date of birth
  • Contact details
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number
  • Child’s name and date of birth