Free School Meals

If you are a parent or a carer and receive any of the benefits below, then your
child could be eligible to receive free school meals (sometimes abbreviated to
FSM).

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax
    Credit and have an annual gross household income of no more than
    £16,190)
  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal credit (provided you have a net earned annual income of
    no more than £7,400.00, as assessed by earnings from up to three
    of your most recent assessment periods).
  • Working Tax Credit run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop
    qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Other benefits

If your application for free school meals is successful, the school will also
receive extra funding from the Government. This will be used to support
teaching and learning for your child including financial support for school trips
and additional support which can be used in a variety of ways. This is known
as Pupil Premium.

Checking your eligibility

If you live within Medway and pay your council tax to Medway Council visit :
https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200164/school_information/354/free_school_meals
If you live in Kent and pay your council tax to Kent County Council (including Maidstone,
Tonbridge and Malling) visit :
https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals

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