Robert Peel Primary School

Free School Meals

Are you entitled to financial support for school lunches, daily snack, milk and school trips?


One quick phone call is all it takes, just a minute of your time to make a massive difference to you and your child.


Dear Parents and Carers

We know that there are lots of things for your family to consider when school starts but you could be missing out on some financial support for your child at school. Parents are able to register their child for Free School Meals which enables the school to gain additional funding to support with trips, milk and snacks. If your child is in Years 3 to 6 and you pay for hot lunches at the moment, by registering for Free School Meals you could save yourself nearly £400 on lunches alone.

It is a quick and easy process and all children from Nursery up are entitled to this additional funding if you as a parent are receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods) 
  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) 

If you think you meet the free school meals eligibility criteria, please call on 0300 300 8306. When you call to apply for free school meals, please have the following information ready:

  • National Insurance numbers and dates of birth for you and your partner
  • Dates of birth for your children
  • If you receive support from the National Asylum Support Service, your NASS number.

Even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2 and already gets a free meal, do still apply as the school will receive funding to support your child in other ways.


It takes just minutes but can make such a difference to you and your child.


Don’t delay register today!