A lot of people don't apply for free school meals. That's why we are continuing with our campaign to encourage all families to register regardless of if they believe they may be eligible.
You don’t need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school, and in secondary schools the catering staff, will know.
You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school will benefit too as they’ll get the pupil premium of £1,000 a year from the government for each child eligible for free school meals.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you (or the young person themselves, where appropriate) get any of the following: