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School Meals

Please look at the link below to get further information about school meals:

Free School Meals

Who qualifies for Free School Meals?

Parents are entitled to free school meals for their children if they are in receipt of the following benefits:

  •  Income support
  •  Income based jobseekers allowance
  •  Income related employment and support allowance
  • Child tax credit with an annual income of less than  £16,900, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
  • The ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit

Please note: people receiving Working Tax Credit, regardless of their income level, do not qualify.  People in receipt of Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone can get for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) will be entitled to Free School Meals for their children for this period.

Applications can be made online at: