Free School Meals
All children in Reception (FS2), Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free meal. However, the school receives extra money (£1300 per pupil) for every child entitled to (and whose parents have claimed) a free school meal at any time in the past six years. So, if you qualify (see below) please still make a claim. It will benefit your child’s education. Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:free school meals
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.