Free School Meals (FSM)
You can also be eligible for free school meals for your child. You could save up to £400 a year if your child gets free school meals and it will mean they get a healthy school lunch every day.
Universal Free School Meals for KS1 (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2)
All children in Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals once they are enrolled.
Free School Meals for KS2 (Year 3 to Year 6)
Your child can get free school meals if your combined annual household income is low (as assessed by HMRC) and you get one of the following benefits:
- Income-based: income support or jobseeker’s allowance (not eligible if on contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance)
- Income-related: employment support allowance (not eligible if on contribution based employment support allowance)
- Universal credit
- Income support
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child tax credit only.