Free School Meals- Are you eligible?

10th April 2020

So many families will currently be affected by a sudden loss or drop in income. If your financial circumstances have changed, have you considered if you might be eligible for free school meals? During this time, families of children who are eligible are currently receiving shopping vouchers each week to the value of the usual lunches.
Free school meals are an entitlement for any family who receives:
- Universal Credit with net ("take Home") income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
- Income Support (IS)
-Job Seekers' Allowance (Income-based)
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
-Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
-The guarantee element of Pension Credit
-Child Tax Credit, provided you are 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

If you think that you may be eligible and wish to apply the form can be downloaded from the bottom of the page here:

If you have any problems filling it in, or haven't got a printer and would like a copy to be sent to you then please do not hesitate to contact me on