Applicant details

Apply for free school meals

Please use this form to find out if your child is eligible for free school meals if your child attends a school in Northamptonshire.

Children in reception, year 1 or year 2

If your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2 they will automatically be entitled to universal infant free school meals and you will not need to complete this form to request their meals. Instead please contact the school to find out how to order meals.

However, if you are in receipt of certain benefits your school will be eligible for further funding and they may have asked you to complete this form so that they can access this funding.

Before you start

To complete this form you will need one of the following:

  • National Insurance number
  • National Asylum Seekers Support number
 
All fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory

Eligibility

You may be entitled to free school meals for your child(ren) if you receive one of the following benefits:

  1. Income Support
  2. Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  3. Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
  4. National Asylum Seekers Support
  5. Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
  6. Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  7. Universal Credit
Are you in receipt of one of the benefits listed above? *
Are you in receipt of one of the benefits listed above?
If you do not receive any of the benefits listed above you cannot claim free school meals.

If you receive Working Families Tax Credit which is going to stop as you have just become unemployed, or reduced your hours to less than 16 hours per week, you can apply for free school meals before your Working Tax Credits end.

If this applies to you please email freeschoolmeals@northamptonshire.gov.uk

You will need to include the following:

  • National Insurance number
  • Date of birth
  • Full name and full address.

Parent or carer details

Do you wish to manually enter your address?
(choose this option if you do not know/have a postcode or the search is incorrect)
Do you wish to manually enter your address?
(choose this option if you do not know/have a postcode or the search is incorrect)
Please note: You will also need to choose this option if the address is outside of Northamptonshire.
Date of birth *
Date of birth
Please select which one of the following you hold *
Please select which one of the following you hold
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