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Free School Meals

Could your child be entitled to Free School Meals?

If you are claiming the following benefits you may be able to apply for FSM;

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance

(Unfortunately you cannot claim FSM if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.)

It's easy to apply at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or by telephoning the Free School Meals team on 01629 536481.

Even if you would prefer your child to have sandwiches instead of a school dinner, it is important that you apply. The school receives a pupil premium for every child eligible for FSMso you would be supporting the school's finances.