Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to eligible children who attend school within Wiltshire on a full time basis. You must be in receipt of one of the benefits shown below to be eligible for Free School Meals for your child:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (NOT contribution based JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (NOT contribution based ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 – National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (you must NOT be entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190 (April 2012)
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

The Free School Meal letter can be found here and the application form is available here or from Reception. The completed form can be returned to school who will forward it on to County Hall for verification or you can send it directly to Children’s Services. Further information is available on the Wiltshire website:

Once the school has received confirmation of eligibility, your child will be able to receive free school meals from the canteen. They will be able to choose a main meal and a pudding to the value of £2.50 per day.

If you have any queries please contact