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Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of financial support from the government, or your income is below a specified threshold even if you do not receive any income support, your child is likely to be eligible for free school meals, meaning they will be allocated a certain amount of funding per day to purchase food from the canteen.

Is my child eligible for free school meals?

Your child might be eligible if you access:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)

If you are not eligible for any income-related government support, because of (for example) your immigration status, you may still be eligible for free school meals if you are working, but earn below:

  • £22,700 for families with 1 child
  • £26,300 for families with 2 or more children

How do I register?

If you believe that you may be eligible but are not in receipt of free school meals, please complete the relevant form.

If you are a Knowsley resident: 

If you are a Liverpool resident:

Support to complete paperwork is available in school.

If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs Earps Assistant Principal Inclusion and Safeguarding at