Free School Meals Online Application Form – Click HERE

Free School Meals Registration Form – Click HERE

Free School Meals Summer Newsletter – Click HERE

Free school meals are available to all pupils in maintained schools, academies and free schools.

If your child is eligible to receive a free school meal at any time before March 2022, they will retain their eligibility until this date. If your child is still in education in March 2022, they will retain their eligibility until the end of their current phase of education, primary or secondary.

Infant School age Children

Children who attend Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a meal free of charge under a government scheme called Universal Infant Free School Meals, but we still need you to register in order to receive the extra funding that we require for equipment, trips and resources.

Pupil Premium – Extra Funding

We receive extra funding for every child recorded as being eligible for a free school meal. We receive £1,320 per year for Reception to Year 6 pupils and £935 per year for Year 7 to 11 pupils. Your child does not need to take the meal if you would prefer them not to, but by being registered the school will receive the extra funding.

Apply

You can apply online quickly and simply by clicking the following link. Apply for free school meals online here .

You can also: Download and print an application form (PDF 76kb)

You can scan and email your completed form back to: FreeSchoolMeals@walsall.gov.uk or send it into us.

Or you can get a free school meals application form from the Benefits Service at the First Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1XU – by calling in person or calling 0300 555 2855.