Free School Meals Eligibility Check

  • Free School Meals Eligibility Check

    Children in Reception through to Year 2 are automatically entitled to a free school meal through a universal scheme, regardless of your income. But if parents are receiving one of the qualifying benefits, they could also get the pupil premium for their school by applying online. In addition, due to the Government’s ‘transitional arrangements’ whilst the roll out to Universal Credit takes place, it would be beneficial for parents to check their eligibility sooner rather than later, as once your eligibility is confirmed the entitlement is currently protected until the end of the roll out phase.

    We have invested in a secure online service that meets the DFE’s eligibility checking requirements. This service makes it easier for parents to apply for free school meals online and confidentially. Our school complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 and we therefore require your consent to process this information on your behalf.

    You can download the form from this page or get a copy from the school office. If there are two parents/carers it is important you fill in the details for both parents/carers as eligibility can sometimes only be confirmed from the details of one parent. Once completed please hand your form back to the office and we will check the eligibility for you.  If you need any support please see Miss Jackson or Mrs Toward at the office.

    Alternatively you can also apply via the council at the One Stop Shop in the town hall or via this link: https://www.bolton.gov.uk/free-school-meals-clothing-allowance/free-school-meals-help-school-uniform. If you apply via the council you will need to provide evidence of your qualifying benefits by taking them in person to the One Stop Shop or uploading them on the website link above.