Your child may be eligible to receive free school meals.
Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of these benefits:-
- The ‘guarantee credit element’ of the pension credit
- Income support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit) and your family income is less than £16,190.
If you are on benefits or a low household income you may be entitled to receive a clothing grant or vouchers from the local council which will help with the cost of school uniform.