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Free school meals
About free school meals
You're eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Pension Credit Guarantee
- Child Tax Credit without Working Tax Credit & an annual taxable income below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)
Applications can be taken over the telephone by calling (0191) 643 2288 or by completing the form below.
All children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals, however you must still complete the application form below to register. If you do not complete a free meal application form you will have to pay for meals from Year 3.