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Free School Meals

Parents/carers eligible for free school meals could save themselves hundreds of pounds each year by applying.

You need to contact your child's school direct.

Children and young people can have free school meals, if their family is receiving: 

  • income-based jobseeker's allowance;
  • income-related employment and support allowance;  or
  • child tax credit, (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

The school will ask to see a letter showing that the young person or their family is currently receiving one of these payments.

More details are on the GOV.UK website

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Last updated: 25 Feb 2020

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