Free School Meals and Pupil Premium - Information and Application Form

Research shows that better food in schools is improving what children eat during the school day, and there’s evidence of a clear link between what children eat at lunchtime in school, where they eat it and how they focus with their teachers in the afternoon.

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England are eligible for free school meals. This includes infant pupils in maintained infant and primary schools, free schools, academies, special schools and pupil referral units.

Free school meals are also available to pupils in years 3 and above whose parents receive certain benefits and register using this application form. Please return this form to your child’s school if you think you qualify for Free School Meals.