Free School Meals


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

East Sussex County Council are reviewing Czone and the Virtual School Bag (VSB). To have your say, please complete the online survey. Closing date is 17 December.

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.

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