Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2023.
Infant free school meals in England
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:
Tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.