Information on Free School Meals

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is now entitled to a Free School Meal however if you receive any of the benefits listed below we still require a completed the Application Form. Please return the form to the school office.

Free School Dinners, Who is entitled?

Free school meals need to be applied for at ESCC (collect a form from the school main office). Free school meals can be given if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • You receive Income Support
  • You receive Job Seeker’s Allowance (income-based)
  • You receive Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
  • You get support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • You receive the guarantee credit element of Pension Credit
  • You are entitled to Child Tax credit, you do not get Working Tax Credit and your family’s annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) is not more than £16,190. Anyone receiving Working Tax Credit is not entitled to free school meals regardless of their income unless you have become unemployed in which case free meals can be granted for a four week period only.

If you think you qualify for Free School Meals please fill in this Application Form

We are now providing a packed lunch as a meal choice. please see our leaflet for further information