To qualify for free school meals, parent/carers must be in receipt of one of the following income-related benefits:
Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit combined with both a household income below £16,190, and not in receipt of any Working Tax Credit
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Job Seekers Allowance do not entitle you to assistance with free school meals.
You may also qualify if you have just started to work less than 16 hours a week, or immediately after employment has ceased for a temporary four week 'run-on' period only.
As Universal Credit is introduced in York, more information will be available on the level of income required to be eligible for free school meals.
When you apply online for free school meals (or paper application) we'll use and process your information for the purposes of your application, but also for providing children's education and supporting your child's teaching and learning - find out how we process your data.
- Apply for free school meals
- Other information on benefits
- Help buying school uniform
- The pupil premium