All infant school pupils (YR-Y2) are entitled to universal free school meals and do not need to complete any forms to receive these.  However, the school may still be able to receive pupil premium funding.  Please see the dedicated area on the website referring to pupil premium under Mandatory Information/Pupil Premium. There is  a link in this section to a form to complete if you think you are eligible for Pupil Premium.

Free School Meal form - Year 3-6

Eligibility

Free school meals are available only to children whose parents/guardians are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs1

No other benefits qualify for free school meals.

Applying for free school meals

There is a new online service, where you can check your own eligibility for free school meals, or you can check on behalf of someone else.

To complete a check you will need the following information for yourself, or the person you are checking on behalf of:

  • Name, home address and email address
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service reference number
  • Child's name, date of birth and school

Please note that by following the link below to the online free school meals eligibility checking service, you are leaving Hampshire County Council's website.  

The data you enter on the screen will be used to process your request.

I would like to check for free school meal eligibility.

The service is now online however if schools want to use the previous application form for their information or to continue to liaise with us for checks, the documentation is still available below:

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