Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support.
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- 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
To check your eligibility for free all you need to do is to go on the website:
It only takes 5 minutes and you could save £480 per child.
Once you have applied for free school meals, the Council aim to deal with your request within 2 working days.
Even if you won’t want your child to receive a free meal, we would encourage you to register for free school meals as you may be entitled to other benefits, e.g. help towards board and lodging charges for residential school trips. Those pupils entitled to Free School Meals also attract additional funding for the school which can be used in a variety of creative and innovative ways to help support our pupils.
Should you need any help at all then please do not hesitate to contact school.