Apply for free school meals

To make an application for free school meals you must apply online. Paper applications are no longer available.

You will need to provide:

  • your name 
  • your date of birth
  • contact details
  • your national insurance number or national asylum seekers number
  • child's name
  • child's date of birth
  • school your child is attending or will attend

Apply for free school meals

Reviews and changes in circumstance

You must update your details using our online free school meal system if there are any changes to your circumstances or school, so we can make sure your child still receives their free school meals.

Regular reviews will be carried out once per month and contact will be made if your entitlement changes or if any further information is required.