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Primary school

FREE School Meals for
Reception, Year 1 & Year 2

Your child can get a FREE lunch at school if they're in Reception class, Year 1 or Year 2 and, if you register, your school could get extra funding (called 'Pupil Premium') to pay for additional staff time, extra computers, books and trips for students. Please note that nursery school children aren't entitled to free school meals, they are however provided with FREE School Milk.

Register for FREE school meals now

Be sure to have your National Insurance number or Home Office number to hand when you apply.


FREE School Meals for
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6

Your child could get a free school meal if are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).

Apply today if you receive any of these benefits. It takes 5 mins and in most cases, they can tell you straightaway if your child can get free meals at school.

Children in year 3 or older might be entitled to extra help.

Apply for FREE school meals now

Please note that you will need to have a personal email address in order to complete this form.