If your child is eligible for free school meals it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and the fuss of making packed lunches.
School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to increase their energy. Claiming Free School Meals could save your family’s budget around £400 a year for each secondary school pupil and £370 for each primary school pupil!
This could pay your electricity bill for a whole year!
Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190. (HM Revenue and Customs are responsible for assessing the level of annual income.)
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit with take home earnings from work of no more than £7400 per year (as calculated for Universal Credit purposes)
Free school meals are also available to nursery children who attend full days and sixth form students who attend school on a full time basis. If you claim Free School Meals your school will receive extra funding for every child registered! This is called the Pupil Deprivation Grant which gives the school £918 per year for each pupil. This is spent on extra resources to support your children to achieve their full potential.
How can free school meals be claimed?
Families wishing to claim the allowance can do so in a number of ways.
You can print off the form below, fill it in and return it to your child’s school or directly to the Education Service - please see the contact details on the right.
Alternatively, you can get an application form from the school that your child / children attend or from the Isle of Anglesey County Council Education Service - please see the contact details on the right. These can be completed and returned to the school or direct to the Education Service.
More information about good food in Anglesey's schools
Our primary objective for catering within the Isle of Anglesey is to provide pupils, staff and visitors with a choice of homemade, nutritious and well balanced meals, using the best and freshest produce available. Menus will reflect the requirements and tastes of pupils school uptake will be continually monitored to ensure the menu choices encourage the highest levels of uptake.
A three week menu cycle will be changed seasonally, three times a year.
Phone number: 01248 750057 (please choose option 3 then option 1).