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Eligibility Criteria

  • If you are in receipt of Benefits Tested Free School Meals (please note this is not the universal free school meals available to all children in Year 1 & 2 )

Your child may also 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

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

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