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Financial support

You may be entitled to certain types of financial help and support depending on your financial circumstances.

School meals and milk

Milk is free for all pupils up to the age of five and at a reduced rate for all 5-7 year olds in nursery and infant schools. It is also subsidised for all pupils in special schools.

If you receive a qualifying benefit you can get free meals and milk for your child. Once in full-time education they will get either a free two-course meal or items of an equivalent value if there is a cash cafeteria service at lunchtime.

For information on how to apply for free school meals and milk please visit the free school meals page:

School clothing

School clothing allowances are discretionary and are no longer available to families living within Nottinghamshire except in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances means families who have lost clothes in a fire, a flood, theft, have been made homeless or are fleeing domestic violence. Parents who consider their circumstances to be exceptional can make a request to the Grants and benefits team. There is no guarantee that the request will be approved.

Senior Professional Practitioners
Grants and benefits team
Meadow House
Littleworth
Mansfield
NG18 2TA

Help with travel costs

Find out if your child is eligible for free school travel:

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