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Free School Meals

  • Did you know?....just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money?
  • 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.

You are eligible for free school meals if your children are registered at a Sheffield School, the parent or carer receives child benefit for the children and the parent or carer receives one of the following benefits: 

Income Support.

Income Based Jobseekers Allowance.

An income-related employment and support allowance.

Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Child Tax Credit, but not receiving Working Tax Credit, and your annual income does not exceed £16,190.

The guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

Parents receiving Working Tax Credit for four weeks after their employment finishes are entitled to free school meals during that period.  This also applies to parents who start working less than 16 hours per week. 

You are not entitled to Free School Meals if you receive Working Tax Credit.

If you are unsure about your eligibility for Free School Meals please contact the School Food Service who will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

You can apply for Free School meals in any of the following ways:

  • Completing an online application form. We will let you know about your entitlement to free school meals for your child(ren) the following working day if you supply an email address.

  • Download an application form.  Complete all relevant sections and return your application form to:

School Food Service,

First Point

Howden House

1 Union Street


S1 2FH


Tel: 0114 2735705 / 0114 2736401

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