Free school meals are available for your child(ren) if you are receiving one of the following qualifying benefits:
Income-related Income Support;
Income based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA);
An income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
Universal Credit (where net income threshold is up to £7,400 per annum);
The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit;
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of April 2013 does not exceed £16,190;
Working Tax Credit run-on (for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit). Please note: if you are in receipt of working tax credit, for more than the four weeks run-on, you will not be eligible for free school meals or the clothing grant.
Children who have been looked after by the local authority for one day or more, adopted from care or left care under a special guardianship order or residence order are also entitled to receive Free School Meals.
If you receive one of these benefits, you should complete a form to apply for free school meals.
Your eligibility will be checked electronically, however if we are unable to confirm your eligibility you will be asked to provide recent proof of the qualifying benefit you are receiving together with proof of Child Benefit. Documents and letters older than 3 months are not acceptable nor are photocopies or signing on cards. Original documents will be returned to you.
Click here to apply online or type https://bit.ly/1eoNBB5 into your browser.
PLEASE NOTE UNIVERSAL FREE MEALS ARE AVAILABLE, BUT YOU SHOULD STILL APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS AS ABOVE AS THIS CONTRIBUTES TO SCHOOL BUDGET AND ENABLES YOU TO RECEIVE FREE SCHOOL MILK AND A CLOTHING GRANT FOR YOUR CHILD.