School Meals

Free School Meals

Free school meals will only be provided for pupils who receive or whose parents receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA). Contribution Based Jobseekers Allowance (CBJSA) does not qualify
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credits only, with an annual household Income of under £16,190 *
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
  • Universal Credit

Please note that if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credits in addition to any of these benefits you will not be eligible for free meals, even if your household income is below £16,190*.

* As a guide, an applicant's annual household income is usually stated on a TC602 Tax Credits Summary/Award Notice.

Application forms are available from:

  • your Childs’s school
  • by telephoning 01437 764551;
  • by writing to Revenue Services, County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP.

Application for Free School Meals

If you wish to claim free school meals for more than one child, only one form needs to be submitted, even if the children are attending different schools within Pembrokeshire.

You will be required to provide current proof of qualifying benefit with the application form, even if you are applying for renewal of free meals. Free meals cannot be granted until the relevant proof of entitlement has been submitted.

Pembrokeshire County Council does not grant free meals for pupils attending schools outside Pembrokeshire, or for students at college. Pupils living in Pembrokeshire and attending schools in other counties should apply to the local authority maintaining the school.

For more info:

Free school meals in Wales: Information for parents and guardians 

Free school meals - Secondary

Free school meals - Juniors

Free school meals - Infants

Free school meals - Secondary

Are you missing out on £2.70 for a free meal for your child every school day?

In order for the applicant to qualify for Free School Meals, either the parent / Legal Guardian or student themselves must be in receipt of either:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance, Income-based only (JSA) (Please note Contribution Based Jobseekers Allowance does not qualify - JSACB)
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credits, with an Annual Household Income of under £16,190 p.a. (Please note Working Tax Credits does not qualify even if received in addition to these benefits.)*
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance Only
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – where earned income does not exceed £7400 As a guide, your annual household income is usually stated on a TC602 Tax Credits Summary/Award Notice. *You do not qualify if you receive Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits - even if your annual household income is still under £16,190p.a.

Free school meals – Juniors

Are you missing out on £2.65 for a free meal for your child every school day? In order for the applicant to qualify for Free School Meals, either the parent /Legal Guardian or student themselves must be in receipt of either:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance, Income-based only (JSA) (Please note Contribution Based Jobseekers Allowance does not qualify - JSACB)
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  •  Child Tax Credits, with an Annual Household Income of under £16,190 p.a. (Please note Working Tax Credits does not qualify even if received in addition to these benefits.)*
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance Only
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and asylum Act 1999 J Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  •  Universal Credit As a guide, your annual household income is usually stated on a TC602 Tax Credits Summary/Award Notice. *You do not qualify if you receive Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits - even if your annual household income is still under £16,190p.a.

Free school meals - Infants

Are you missing out on £2.55 for a free meal for your child every school day?

In order for the applicant to qualify for Free School Meals, either the parent /Legal Guardian or student themselves must be in receipt of either:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance, Income-based only (JSA) (Please note Contribution Based Jobseekers Allowance does not qualify - JSACB)
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credits, with an Annual Household Income of under £16,190 p.a. (Please note Working Tax Credits does not qualify even if received in addition to these benefits.)*
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance Only
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and asylum Act 1999 J Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit As a guide, your annual household income is usually stated on a TC602 Tax Credits Summary/Award Notice. *You do not qualify if you receive Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits - even if your annual household income is still under £16,190p.a.

 

ID: 1241, revised 06/06/2022
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