Free school meals | Central Bedfordshire Council

Free school meals

How to apply for 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.

If you think you meet the free school meals eligibility criteria, please call us on 0300 300 8306. When you call to apply for free school meals, please have the following information ready:

  • National Insurance numbers and dates of birth for you and your partner
  • dates of birth for your children
  • if you receive support from the National Asylum Support Service, your NASS number

Students in further education and sixth form

If your child is aged 16-18 and attends a further education or sixth form college, please contact the college for information about free school meals.

If your child attends a school sixth form, please contact us to apply.