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Free School Meals

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can.
Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help students establish healthy habits for life.
Healthy school food can also help to improve students’ readiness to learn.

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.
Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:
• Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guarantee element of Pension Credit
• Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
• Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £935 for your child’s secondary school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.

Please complete this form to check if your child is eligible.

Unfortunately, some students do not take advantage of this entitlement due to stigma surrounding entitlement to welfare. To ensure that all students are accessing every opportunity available to them, we ask that all families complete the form, regardless of income.

If your child is in receipt of free school meals at their current school, you will not need to make a new application when they join STFS.

If you have any queries regarding free school meals at STFS, please contact us at

You can find more information about free school meals and Pupil Premium on the Buckinghamshire Council website.