Free school meals

2. Key stage 1 children

All reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils are entitled to receive a free meal at lunchtime.

If your child is in this age group but is also eligible for free school meals because you receive one of the qualifying benefits we still need you to apply for these as normal. This is because schools receive a 'pupil premium' payment (up to £1,300) for each eligible child which they can spend on resources which will benefit your child's education.

If you do not receive one of the qualifying incomes, but have a child in the eligible age group for Universal Infant Free School Meals, please contact your child's school for more information.

Free school meals and clothing grants