Free school meals

Free school meals


To qualify for free school meals, parent / carers must be in receipt of one of the following income-related benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit combined with both a household income below £16,190, and not in receipt of any Working Tax Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

You may also qualify if you have just:

  • started to work less than 16 hours a week or
  • finished work

If you are unsure if you are eligible please contact us and we will be happy to help you and answer your questions:


You can apply online quickly and simply by clicking on apply online link below.

You can also:

You can scan and email your completed form back or send it into us.

Or you can get a free school meals application form from:

  • your child(ren)’s school
  • the Benefits Service at the First Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall,WS1 1XU - by calling in person or telephoning us on 0300 555 2855

This page was last updated on 03 November 2016