Universal Infant Free School Meals – registerChildren in reception, year 1 and year 2 All children can get a free lunch at school if they're in reception class, year 1 or year 2. If you register, your school could get extra funding (called 'Pupil Premium') to pay for additional staff time, extra computers, books and trips for students.
Children in year 3 or olderYour child can get a free school meal if you receive any of the following: Income Support Income-based Jobseekers Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year) Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).
No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)The guidance permanently extends free school meal eligibility to children in all households with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), subject to maximum income thresholds. There is an application form for families and carers to verify your eligibility.
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