Free School Meals

Free School Meals Criteria

You will qualify for free school meals if you or your partner are receiving:

  • Income Support (IS);
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA);
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; or
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs that does not exceed £16,190;
  • An income-related employment and support allowance (irESA) (this benefit was introduced on 27 October 2008)
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.


To apply for free school meals please ask in the school office for a form.