Apply for Free School Meals… it’s quick and easy using the online form Apply online If you or your child are in receipt of certain benefits, you are entitled to a free school meal. For the school to be able to provide this meal, you must apply to see if you are eligible. Your application is confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. To provide a more convenient process, we have moved to an online application system. This system is more convenient, is available any time and you can complete the applications yourself in a few simple steps. The benefits you will receive are: A free school meal for your child, which is good for their health and could help their learning. Savings for you, worth over £350 a year. Extra money for the school through Pupil Premium, worth at least £900 a year. By registering your child for Free School Meals your school receives the extra money even if you do not want your child to take up the free meal. If you want further information or help in completing the online application above, the school office staff will be happy to assist you. Do you qualify? Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits: 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 Support Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190 Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit Pupils can qualify for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves.