Free school meals for infants
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can get free schools meals whether the parents receive benefits or not.
If you receive benefits it is still important that you to complete a free school meals application, even if you don’t want your child to receive a free meal.
Your child’s school will get extra government funding for every child registered as eligible for a free school meal if their parents receive benefits. This funding is to support learning and is called the ‘pupil premium’.