Free School Meals

In England, Free School Meals are universally available to all infant children in reception class, year 1 and year 2 who attend a state funded school. In Scotland this is extended upto year 3 children.

Older pupils can also claim free meals so long as they are in receipt of certain benefits including…

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income-related)
  • State Pension Credit (Guarantee element)
  • Child Tax Credit so long as you’re not eligible for Working Tax Credit AND your yearly income is less than £16,190

You should contact your local authority in order to make a claim.