School meals

Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit (PCGC)
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190
  • Universal Credit and have an income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £7,400.

Please note: if you receive Working Tax Credit you will not be entitled to free school meals.

Apply for free school meals