Free School Meals

Parents/Guardians are entitled to get free school meals/milk for their children if they receive:

  • Income Support, or
  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, or
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit, or
  • Child Tax Credit with a total annual taxable income of less than £16,190 and are NOT receiving Working Tax Credit, or
  • Have successfully obtained asylum status, or
  • People who claim Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

Grants for school uniforms are no longer available. If you are a foster carer, and receiving a fostering  allowance, you are not eligible to claim free school meals for those children  you are fostering.

The easiest way to apply for Free School Meals is to call 0151 606 2002

An application form for free school meals should be completed and returned by hand to any One-Stop-Shop. Alternatively, postal applications can be addressed to

Director of Finance
PO Box 2
Cleveland Street

Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 6BU

Download an application form for Free School Meals here

If you have a change in your circumstances, for example : your child changes school or you or your partner  stop receiving any of the above listed benefits, please contact us as soon as possible. You can tell us of the change at any of the One Stop Shops or by telephoning the number on the contact details shown above.