Your child may be able to get free school meals, from Reception to Year 6, if you get any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child will receive Pupil Premium Funding in addition to free school meals so it is important you apply if you are eligible. This money is used to try and close the gap in attainment for disadvantaged pupils.
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:
Tell us (or apply to the local authority on the link above) if you also get any of the qualifying benefits listed previously. We can get extra funding for your child if you do.