Free School Meals

If you are on Income Support or receive certain other benefits and your child is in school on a full-time basis (including those in sixth-form) you are entitled to free school meals.

Getting free school meals:

  • means you can save around £370 every year;
  • guarantees that your child will get a hot, nutritious meal at lunch time to keep them going until home time; and
  • may also mean that you can get help to pay for school activities, such as music lessons and school trips.

Contact the Local Authority on 0191 278 7878 and ask for free school meals to check if your child qualifies and to find out how to apply.

An application form is available here for you to download.