Free School Meals

Free school meals and pupil premium

It is important that children get equal opportunities, to this end children from lower income families attract Pupil Premium and Free School Meals. Pupil premium is the additional income which the school receives for its free school meal children. The pupil premium spend is spent on benefitting the education and development of those particular children.

Are you eligible for 'free school meals'

If your child attends a state school and you are currently getting one of the following benefits, you will be able to claim free school meals and your child will attract pupil premium to improve facilities for their education.

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSAIB) (If you receive contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance you will not qualify.)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) provided you do not receive Working Tax Credit and that your annual household income (as assessed by her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) does not exceed £16,190.
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (GPC)
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Working Tax Credit 'run on' - payment you receive for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Young people who receive Income Support (IS) or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA) in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals at sixth form.
(NB: Children who attend a further education or tertiary college will need to contact them directly to request assistance.)

The Government does not allow us to recognise any other benefit other than those mentioned.