Free School Meals
Children in reception, year 1 and year 2 automatically get free school meals. This is called Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). You don't need to apply for UIFSM, just let your child’s school know.
Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving any of the following:
Your application will be refused if you're not receiving any of the listed benefits. Please consider this before applying.
You can apply online.
Your application will be processed within 15 working days, but it can take longer if you apply in August or September.
We will contact you and the school if your child is entitled.
If your child changes school or address, you will need to reapply for free school meals.