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Free school meals and pupil premium

The government's free school meals program aims to provide a nutritionally balanced meal for as many children as possible. To check your eligibility read the criteria section then click the link below.

Apply for free school meals

Criteria

If you or your child is receiving any of the following benefits you may be eligible for free school meals:

If it is confirmed that your child is entitled to free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in on 31 March 2022. There will be no need to inform your school or the council if your personal circumstances change.

Infant free school meals

Regardless of benefits or household earnings your child will be able to receive free school meals if they are in:

  • reception class
  • year 1
  • year 2

All infant age children will receive free school dinners, however it is still worth notifying us if you meet the above creiteria using the link above as your child's school will receive additional funding.

Also, if it is known that your child is eligible while in infant classes, they will continue to receive free school meals after they have left year 2 even if by then your personal circumstances have changed.

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