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Apply for free school meals

You can apply for free school meals (FSM) or early years pupil premium (EYPP) if your child attends school within Walsall Borough and you meet the eligibility criteria.

Schools you need to apply to directly

Not all schools use our eligibility checking service. You'll need to apply directly to the school for FSM or EYPP if your child attends:

  • a private nursery or childminder
  • one of the primary schools listed below:
    • Busill Jones Primary School
    • Croft Academy
    • Edgar Stammers Primary Academy
    • Goldsmiths Primary Academy
    • Lodge Farm Academy
    • Rivers Academy
    • Ryders Hayes School
    • Reedswood E-ACT Academy
    • Wood Bank Academy
  • one of the secondary schools listed below:
    • Barr Beacon Academy
    • Blue Coat Church of England Academy
    • Joseph Leckie Academy
    • The Streetly Academy
    • West Walsall E-ACT Academy
    • Willenhall E-ACT Academy

All other schools - how to apply

Use the button to apply for:

  • free school meals if your child attends a Walsall school that is not listed above
  • early years pupil premium if your child attends any non-private nursery setting in Walsall

Apply online for free school meals / early years pupil premium

Alternatively, you can download the free school meals application form and print it off, or ask at your child's school for a copy. You'll need to send your completed form to the free school meals team by email, or by post.

Download the free school meals application form (PDF)

We will process your claim and will write to tell you if you are eligible. We'll also contact your child's school.