Free school meals
Coronavirus: disruption to services
What happens next
We will confirm whether you are eligible by email. If you do not get an email within 5 working days, contact your area education office. Remember to also check your spam or junk email folder.
If you are eligible, we will let the school know that your child can have free school meals.
Schools differ in how they inform the dinner service who can get free school meals. Please contact your school if you have any questions.
Apply by phone
You can ring your local area education office. It must be the person claiming the benefit that rings.
You will need to provide your:
- Date of birth
- National insurance number
They will confirm whether you are entitled over the telephone.
Apply by post
Download the application form and return it to your local area education office.
- Free school meals and pupil premium form (PDF 939 KB)
If you apply by post we will notify you by email, or post if you do not provide an email address.