Free School Meals

Apply for free school meals...

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of 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)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit 


Free school meals offer a healthy, wide selection of options for your child at lunch time and can save families approximately £460 per year.


If your child is in the infants and already has school meals, check to see if your child will continue to receive free school meals when they are older by applying using the Parent Portal.


Application Process...

You can create an account using your email address on the new online parent portal 


FSM Guidance for Parents.pdf
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