Children and young people attending school on a full time basis may be entitled to receive free school meals (FSM).
Your child may be eligible for FSM if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits/support payments:
Young people who receive Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right may also be eligible to receive FSM.
Your child will also need to be attending school full time, which can include full days at nursery and sixth form students. In order for your child to receive FSM, you will need to fill out an application form and send it to the local authority. This form can normally be collected from your child’s school.