Free school meals

During the COVID-19 emergency if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2 and is not attending school, you may be able to apply for a free school meal until schools return to normal opening.

Find out how to apply for free school meals

Older children can also get free school meals, but you have to apply.

Your child will get a free school meal if you receive a qualifying benefit, and your child is:

  • at school
  • studying in further education
  • at a sixth form college