If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please check out the guidelines below:
Free school meals
It is important for children to have a good, nutritious meal at lunch time. If you can’t afford school dinners you may be eligible for free school meals.
To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:
- income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
You are not eligible if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit.
If you are eligible for free school meals, and your circumstances change in any way (such as changing address or school, and registering another child) you will need to contact Essex County Council as soon as possible on 0845 603 2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to update your details.
If you still feel you are entitled to Free School Meals, please complete your application HERE