All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals.
However, if you receive any of the following, your child may be eligible for free school meals after this time:
Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related Employment Support Allowance
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income of no more than £16,190
The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Note: If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your child/children are entitled to free school meals.
If your child is eligible, complete this application form and submit it to your child’s school.
For any more information, email our team: firstname.lastname@example.org