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Free School Meals

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a free school meal through the Infant Free School Meal scheme.

However, if you are entitled to any of the benefits listed below, we could get more funding through Pupil Premium which can be used to support school trips, after school clubs and other enrichment activities. Use the link below to apply. 

Older children may get free school meals if their parents or carers get any of these benefits:

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - GOV.UK, only, if your annual household income (assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) isn’t over £16,190
  • [Anyone who gets Working Tax Credit - GOV.UK, won’t get free meals regardless of income]
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children will get free school meals if they meet the criteria and are in school both before and after lunchtime.

Children eligible for free school meals on or after 1 April 2018 will remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2025 even if your circumstances change.

Please apply online at https://eyeeonline.eastsussex.gov.uk/Synergy/Parents/default.aspx