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Free School Meals


Are you eligible?

Eligibility Criteria...


Your child will be eligible if you receive one of the following:


  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support


Children, who receive these benefits directly instead of through a parent or guardian can also get a free school meal.



Universal Free School Meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2


Children who attend Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a meal free of charge under a government scheme called Universal Infant Free School Meals, but oour school still needs you to register to enable them to receive the extra funding.



Please use this form to apply for Free School Meals:



School meals 

What does our school offer?


Walsall Catering Service, the council’s own catering department, provides school meals in 64 schools across the borough.


Meals are cooked freshly every day by well trained staff, using high quality ingredients. All menus comply with the Government’s new food and nutrient standards introduced to ensure children are guaranteed a tasty and nutritious meal.


School meals are now made using less sugar, salt and fat, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit. They include a wide range of healthy options, and combine traditional favourite dishes such as roast dinners, with new and exciting ranges including chicken joe wraps.


A wider range of fresh fruit and vegetables are on offer with strawberries, grapes and melon a regular feature, alongside the staples of bananas, apples and oranges. Salad bars are now available in all primary and secondary schools.


Click here to view Walsall Councils Website:



Click here to see the government food standards





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