Free School Meals


Free School Meals (FSM) is a provision available from the Local Authority for any student who meets the criteria.

Does your child qualify?  School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help them achieve their full potential and have better concentration in class.   

Children are often entitled to a free school meal however may not have registered to have one.  Make sure your child is not missing out.

You may apply for free school meals for your child if you are entitled to receive one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income based jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income below £16,190)

  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)

  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


How to apply

Please click on the link below to download the FSM Application Form and apply online:


or print out the form and return to your local authority.