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Longmeadow

Primary school

Nursery children

Nursery school children aren't entitled to free school meals. 

School Milk in Nursery

Nursery children get FREE milk, with a choice of whole milk or semi-skimmed. This is funded by the NHS.

Schools provide FREE milk to children up until a child's 5th birthday. If your child's birthday is during the term, they won't get free milk from that term onwards.

Children in Reception class, Year 1 and 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 money to help pupils.

Click here to register for FREE school meals now.

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

School milk in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Most children in infant classes who are entitled to FREE school meals are also entitled to FREE school milk. Children who get Universal Income FREE school meals aren't entitled to FREE school milk. All other children have the option to pay for milk. 

Children in Year 3 or older

Your child could get a free school meal if you receive 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, we can tell you straight away if your child can get free meals at school.

Click here to apply for FREE school meals now.

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

School milk in Year 3 or above

Children in junior classes who are entitled to free school meals are also entitled to free school milk. All other children have the option to pay for milk. Contact your school for more information.