Free School Meals

Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals.

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Did you know that if you are eligible for Free School Meals and claim (even if your child doesn’t actually have them), our school will receive almost £1000 of additional funding.

Eligibility for Free School Meals

You can claim free school meals for your children if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Only Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190.
  • The ‘Guarantee’ element of State Pension Credit Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. (In this case, you will need to call one of the numbers below, where you will be asked for more information).

Please note, however, that your children will not qualify if you are receiving Working Tax Credit, regardless of your income.

Applying for Free School Meals

To download your Free School Meal application form, please click here. You should enter the names of all the children you wish to claim for. You need only fill in one form even if your children attend different schools. It may not be necessary to provide proof of the benefit which you receive, as your entitlement can be checked by the local authority using the National Free School Meals Eligibility Checking Service. In order that these checks can be made and your claim can be processed as quickly as possible, please make sure that you include your national insurance number and date of birth on the form. You should also note that by signing the form you are giving permission for the service to be used.

When you have completed the form, you should send it to the address shown at the bottom of the form. Alternatively, you can hand it into the school office, and we will send it on your behalf. If the checking service indicates that you are not entitles to Free School Meals, the local authority will contact you to provide recent written proof of benefit.

Help with your application

The Free School Meals service is administered by the local authority. If you would like further information, please contact us using the following information:

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Telephone: 01785 854990

The team are open Monday to Friday normal office hours and don't close during the school holidays.

If you have any queries, ask at the school office and we’ll do what we can to assist. Alternatively, you can email your queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to download the 'Free School Meal Application Form'