How does it work?
- First, check if you qualify (see links below)
- Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, please see links below
- If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350.00 a year)
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Please talk to us about registering your child today.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
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 State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Pupils can also register the Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves.