Free school meals and milk

Apply for free school meals

We want to make sure as many eligible pupils as possible are claiming their free school meals. We use the Department for Education's free school meals eligibility checking system to determine eligibility.

To apply, you will need to register and provide:

  • your National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service Reference Number
  • your last name
  • your date of birth

Please register here and apply now. If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 0300 500 80 80 or complete an application form.

Register and apply for free school meals


More information about free school meals:


Free milk

Free milk is available for:

  • children under the age of five in school or daycare
  • children receiving free school meals. The eligibility criteria for free milk entitlement is exactly the same as for free school meals. Where local authorities or schools provide milk, it must be free to children whose parents get the same support payments as for free school meals.

Milk is subsidised for all other pupils in primary education and in special schools.

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