Free School Meals
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, we will receive £1,320 for each pupil in Reception to Year 6 registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- 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 guaranteed 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, as assessed by HMRC)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit move this to the top of the list and add in, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education
Infant free school meals
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in:
- Reception class
- Year 1
- Year 2
Tell your local authority if you also get any of the above benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.