01/04/2020   Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals - How to apply.

Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

How to apply - 

  • Go to
  • Find the ‘Schools and education’ section
  • Under heading ‘School and pupil support’ click on ‘Apply for free school meals’
  • You will be taken to the 'Parent Portal' page - Here you will be required to create account or sign in if you already have a log in.
  • Once you have created an account you will receive an email - click on the verification link in the email.
  • You can now apply by following the instructions on the 'Parent Portal'