From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, will be able to receive a free school meal whether their parents are in receipt of benefits or not. If your child is in one of these year groups we still need you to apply for a free meal if you are receiving benefits.
Schools get extra funding for every child registered as eligible for a free school meal if their parents receive benefits. They use this money for activities including art therapy, booster classes, educational trips and after school clubs.
If you meet the criteria you can apply by: