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Free School Meals

About Free School Meals 

If you are eligible for free school meals you could be saving yourself hundreds of pounds a year. You could also provide further funding for the school to help with the provision of educational resources to support your child and other children at the school.

Can I apply?

In order to be eligible for free school meals you must receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

How to Apply?

From 1 November 2023, all applications to receive free school meals whilst attending Orleans Park are made directly via the school. Click on the link below to complete your application form:

Free School Meals at Orleans Park School 

You can also access the Free School Meals Eligibility Checker by clicking below:

Eligibility Checker

What Happens Next?

Once we receive your application we will let you know the outcome by email. We aim to do this as soon as possible after receiving your application. 

Contact Information

If you need to speak to someone regarding your application, please email us at freeschoolmeals@orleanspark.school