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Free School Meals Application Form


Dear Parent/Guardian,

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.   Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

 Each case is dealt with in the strictest confidence.

From January 2021, Cambridgeshire County Council, Education Welfare Benefits Service our are new free school meal (FSM) entitlement provider for our school.

Making an application is quick and simple to do using the online application form at selecting “no” when asked if you have had a previous claim. 

If you do not have Internet access you can give the Team a call on 01223 703200, and they can send you a form to complete by post or one is attached below. Paper forms should be returned to;

Education Welfare Benefits Team, (Free School Meals)

Cambridgeshire County Council

OCT 1222

Shire Hall



Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £1,320 for our school to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.

Universal Free School Meals

From September 2014 all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal.