Universal Free School Meals




Universal infant free school meals


Children in reception, year 1 and year 2 at state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals, as part of the national Universal Free Infant School Meals scheme.

To ensure your child enjoys a free school lunch in, please complete the form you should already have been given and return it to your child’s school office. Alternatively you can download and print off a copy of the form [PDF]7.

It is important, however, that all parents who receive one of the benefits listed on the NCC  apply for free school meals as this will enable your child’s school to claim "pupil premium allocation". The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment. This additional funding for schools can help to buy new equipment and resources.