Free School Meals

Is your child entitled to Free School Meals?

A number of families do not realise that they are entitled to claim free school meals for their child(ren). If you are receiving the following benefits you WILL be eligible to make a claim:

  • Child Benefit (proof: child benefit letter or recent bank statement)

Plus one of the following:

  • Income support (proof: recent Job Centre Plus letter)
  • Income based job seekers allowance (proof: recent Job Centre Plus letter)
  • Child Tax Credit (proof: award notice (TC602) from the HM Revenue and Customs)
  • Guaranteed part of Pension Credit (proof: Award notice M1000)

If you think you are entitled, ask for a form at the school or visit your local One Stop Shop at Barking Learning Centre or Dagenham Library. You can also download an application form online by clicking here. Alternatively you can phone 0208 227 2970 for more information or help.