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Free School Meals

Applying for Free School Meals

School meals are free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children – why do I still need to apply?

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 get free school meals, but if you receive one of the benefits from the list below you may also get help with:

  • The cost of residential visits (speak to your school about this)
  • Subsidised school trips
  • Free school uniform
  • Free Breakfast Club

You may be eligible for free school meals if you are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
  • the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (you will need to apply directly to the school not Bradford Council)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

For each child registered for free school meals, schools receive a pupil premium of £1,300 (Primary schools) or £935 (Secondary schools) per year. This money is to help your child achieve their best at school.

If you think you are eligible for free school meals please visit www.bradford.gov.uk/schoolmeals for further information and to apply on-line. Alternatively, please call into the school office where we will be happy to help with the application process.