Free School Meals

Parents claiming some benefits can also claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Worcestershire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time.
School meals are a good way to make sure that your child eats well at lunchtime. By claiming free school meals you save yourself time and money. Even if you don’t want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.

 

Who can get Free School Meals?

 

You can claim free school meals for your children if you
receive any of the following:
  • Universal Credit provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • 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
How to apply
You can apply for Free School Meals by following this link: https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20062/schools/684/applying_for_free_school_meals