Universal infant free school meals

If your child attends a state funded infant school and is in reception class, year 1 or year 2 (key stage 1) they are entitled to free school meals regardless of your income.  This could save you almost £400 a year for each child you have in key stage 1.

How to apply

There is no need to complete an application form as you should have received a letter from the school to take up the offer off free school meals.  Please contact the school if you have not received this letter.

However, we urge those parents who do receive a qualifying benefit to make a formal application for income related free school meals as this will allow the school to claim additional funding (pupil premium) for new equipment and resources.