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Please ensure you are eligible for HAF funding before completing this form.

Eligibility Criteria

Your child may qualify if you have any of these incomes:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • The guaranteed part of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (as long as your annual gross income is £16,190 or less and  you don’t get Working Tax Credit)

  • Working Tax Credit run-off after you come off Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit that you applied for on, or after, 1 April 2018. As long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits

Please note, this is in addition to the free school meals available to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2




  • Children assessed by the local authority as being in need, at risk or vulnerable

  • Young carers

  • Looked-after children or previously looked after children

  • Children with an EHC (education, health and care) plan

  • Children who have low attendance rates at school or who are at risk of exclusion

  • Children living in areas of high deprivation or from low-income households who are not in receipt of free school meals

  • Children in transition phases between nursery and primary school or primary and secondary school


*This list is not exhaustive, and it is open to the local authority to decide which children should benefit from the 15% flexible funding element of their HAF funding.  As there is only 15% there is no guarantee of a space being available under this condition.


If you are unsure please click the chat button to talk to a member of the team or email

If you are eligible for Income related Free School Meals but not yet claiming please do this through your local council website (links below pre-book form):

Slower networks may take longer to load the form:

Websites to apply for Income Related Free School Meals
(this is not the pre-book for the clubs)

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