Did you know?.... Just registering your child for Free School Meals means that we get extra funding.

For every child registering at our school we will get an extra £600 this year.

If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that's great - they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350 a year), extra benefits and the school gets £600 extra.

Extra clubs are subsidised for Free School Meals children.


Free school meals are a statutory benefit, this means that if you qualify you have a legal right to free school meals for your child or children.


Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190.


Children who receive Income Support or Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.

To find out whether you are entitled to claim any benefits call Derbyshire County Council's welfare benefits helpline on 01629 531535 or visit Derbyshire County Council's welfare benefits pages.

How to apply

Contact us for more details, or complete the free school meals online application form on the Derbyshire County Council website.