Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Children, who receive these benefits directly instead of through a parent or guardian can also get a free school meal.
Infant School age Children
Children who attend reception to year 2 are entitled to a meal free of charge under a government scheme called Universal Infant Free School Meals, but your school still needs you to register to enable them to receive the extra funding.
Pupil Premium - extra funding
Your school will receive extra funding for all children recorded as being eligible for a free school meal. Funding is used to help your child.
Reception to Year 6: £1,320 per year.
Year 7 to 11: £935 per year
Your child does not need to take the meal if you would prefer them not to, but by being registered your school will receive the extra funding.
You can apply online quickly and simply by clicking on apply online link below.
Apply for free school meals online here
You can also:
Download and print an application form (PDF 76kb)
You can scan and email your completed form back to:
or send it into us.
Or you can get a free school meals application form from:
your child(ren)’s school
the Benefits Service at the First Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall,WS1 1XU - by calling in person or telephoning us on 0300 555 2855