Free school meals

6. Students over 16

Some young people over 16 can also get free school meals if they claim a benefit in their own right.

Qualifying benefits include:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance

If you go to a school sixth form or special school, contact your local area education office to claim your free meals. 

If you got to a sixth form college or FE college, contact the college direct to claim your free meals.

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