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Free School Meals


Who can apply?


You may qualify for free school meals if your child attends a Nottinghamshire County Council School or your child attends a maintained nursery (as long as they are receiving funded early learning education before and after lunch) and you receive one of the following benefits.


  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Income-based and Contributions-based JSA and ESA on an equal basis

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit – during the initial roll-out of the benefit

If you would like to apply or require more information contact Free School Meals on 0300 500 80 80.


or apply online at

If you need any further assistance see a member of the office team who will be happy to assist you in making your application.