If you have children under 19 and in full-time education, you may be able to get free school meals for them.
To be eligible for free school meals the pupil must be attending a state-maintained school or receiving alternative education approved by Kent County Council and the pupil’s family must be in receipt of one of the following benefits.
Please provide the relevant proof of identity, as detailed below.:
•Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
•Child Tax Credit (not including Working Tax Credit) – If the household income is below £16,190.
•Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
•Asylum Seekers – Proof of support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
•An Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
We do accept bank or building society statements as they show which benefit is being received.
Kent County Council have an online application service for Free School Meals.
How will this work?
Parents will have the opportunity to complete an eligibility assessment themselves to establish whether they are entitled to Free School Meals. If eligible they can complete an application for Free School Meals via http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals
Schools will be notified of any successful applications straight away via email, so that a Free School Meal can be provided the same day.