Universal Infant Free School Meal

Free school meals are available for all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

This initiative has been developed with the purpose of aiding child development, supporting academic performance and improving levels of healthy eating. 

Do I need to apply for this?

You will not need to submit an application because all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will automatically be entitled to the free school meal. 

However, if you are on a low income, we highly recommend that you do still make a free school meals application as it will allow us to unlock additional funding for your child/children, which will go towards supporting their development.

Count me in!

Every child who applies for free school meals (because they are from a family on a lower income) can unlock up to £1,320 extra funding for their school called Pupil Premium, which must be spent on supporting their development. So, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and will automatically get a free meal, please do still make an application.