Free school meals

Apply for free school meals

Before you apply, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • Your date of birth and national insurance details or Home Office Reference (formerly NASS / AS reference)
  • Details of your partner if applicable

We will check your entitlement against the Department for Education (DfE) database.

You will only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child's time at their current school.

If your child is starting a new school year at their current school and they were in receipt of free school meals on the 1 April 2018 you do not need to submit a new application free school meals. You should contact the local authority if you have a change in financial circumstances.

Please submit an application if your child has moved schools due to a change of address or they are moving from reception to primary school or from primary to secondary school.

Apply for free school meals