Free School Meals

What do I need to qualify?

To be eligible for help you need to be in one of the following categories:

Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400

Receive Income Support(IS) or Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA).

Receive Income Related Employment Allowance (IREA)

Have an entitlement to Child Tax Credit (CTC), but not Working Tax Credit (WTC) and the family's annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) is not more than £16,190 

Receive support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Receive the guarantee credit element of Pension Credit.
 

How do I apply for free school meals?

You can apply either by:

completing the online form - follow the link 

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Education/Schools/Meals.aspx#freeschoolmeals

Over the telephone 01670 623592

Completing a paper application form which is available from  school or FSM Office Northumberland County Council, Wansbeck Square, Ashington, NE63 9XL
Paper forms to be returned to The FSM office.