Free School Meals


DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Please see the latest guidance from the DfE - Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

1. What is the eligibility criteria?

The eligibility criteria for free meals is set by central government. 

Children must attend school both before and after the lunch period to receive a free meal.
Some pupils who are over 16 may receive a qualifying benefit in their own right. If this is the case they will be entitled to claim free school meals.

 Print entire guide