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Free School Meals

Parents and Carers of children in years Reception to Y2 – Pupil Premium

From September 2014 the government introduced Universal infant free school meals. This means that parents with children in Reception to Year 2 in a state funded school will be eligible to claim a free school meal. However if you are in receipt of any of the following please register (see below) to enable school to claim pupil premium funding. 

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part V1 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)
  • Universal Credit

If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit during the 4 week period immediately after your employment stops, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your child would also be eligible for free school meals for this 4 week period only.

Parents and Carers of children in years 3 to 6 – Free School Meal

Can my child get free school meals?

Yes.  If you are receiving one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part V1 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)
  • Universal Credit

If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit during the 4 week period immediately after your employment stops, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your child would also be eligible for free school meals for this 4 week period only.

How to apply

Either: