Key Information

Free School Meals

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following
  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

    Universal Credit

  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
  • younger than the compulsory age for starting school

  • in full-time education

If your child is registered for free school meals, the school also receives funding. This helps us to support with the learning of pupils who are disadvantaged to ensure they have an equal chance of a great future.

This is the link with the latest information from Sheffield City Council:

This is the link from the DfE: