Free School Meals
Is your child eligible for a Free School Meal?
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Guarantee element of Pension Credit
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)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
to 31 March 2019, Universal Credit 1
from 1 April 2019, Universal Credit - provided your household has an annualised net earned income2 of no more than £7,400 ( as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
Pupils receiving free school meals are entitled to either a main meal or a selection from the snack bar service.
Or download and complete the free school meal application (pdf)
Forms are also available from the housing benefit office, email email@example.com, or from schools in term time.
Applications should be made by the end of the summer term so that they can be processed for the start of the new school year.
Applications can be made at any time during the year if there is a change in circumstances
Get £125 to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child.
Learners eligible for free school meals can apply for this grant for the 2020 to 2021 academic year if they are:
- entering reception class or year 3 in primary school
- entering year 7 or year 10 in secondary school
- aged 4, 7, 11 or 14 in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units
For Year 7 learners the grant is £200, recognising the increased costs associated with starting secondary school.
Funding for looked-after children is available in every school year.
To apply for this grant please contact Newport City Council