Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?
Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
Income related Employment and Support Allowance
Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
To check if your child is eligible, simply call 01284 758883 or apply online at
Any parents of children who are in receipt of any of above benefits or who believe they are eligible for a free school meal should apply whichever year group they are in as this will entitle you to 1/3 OFF the cost of school trips.
YOU SHOULD STILL APPLY EVEN IF YOUR CHILD RECEIVES A FREE MEAL THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS GOVERNMENT SCHEME AS THE SCHOOL RECEIVES EXTRA FUNDING FOR THESE CHILDREN.