Free school meals in Southampton

Reception and Key Stage 1 and 2

From September 2014 all reception and key stage 1 pupils will be entitled to a free school meal which represents an annual saving of approximately £400 per child.

All other year groups

Pupils in key stages 2 and 3 may also be entitled to a free school meal.

What are the criteria for free school meal entitlement?

Please click on the following link to access the criteria for free school meal entitlement:

Where are free school meals applications processed?

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to present to the Administration Officer of the school that your child attends the original Inland Revenue form TC602, which shows clearly if you are entitled to free school meals or documentation proving that you are in receipt of IS, IBJSA, Income-related employment and support allowance, support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or guarantee element of State Pension Credit. It is also your responsibility to inform the school if your circumstances change. If you continue to claim free school meals when you are not entitled to, this is fraud and you will be required to pay back the cost of the meals.