free school meals - are you eligible?

You may be eligible for free school meals and didn’t know. If your child is at Bobbers Mill then all children receive  free meals as part of a government scheme but this stops when they reach  Y3. The food vouchers you may have heard about  on the news are only available for children on free school meals .  Have a look below at the criteria and if you think you are eligible then get in touch with the school office on 115 9155813 or We can help you with the application 




Question before completing a form:


What benefit do you claim? 

• If they are entitled to any amount of Working Tax Credit they can’t receive FSM

• If they say Universal Credit and are working (or still classed as working at the DWP) their ‘take home pay’ as assessed by the DWP must be no more than £616.67 per month

If they are in receipt of one of the following complete the form:

• Income Support

• Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

• Income Related Employment Support Allowance 

• Guarantee element of Pension Credit

• Asylum Seeker claiming support under section 95

• Child Tax Credit, with no Working Tax Credit, with an annual income as assessed by HMRC of £16,190 or below


Recent extension of free school meal eligibility, to the categories of (primarily) migrant families cited below:

• Asylum seekers reliant on ‘Section 4 support’ from the Home Office

• Granted leave to remain as ‘Zambrano carers’

• Granted leave to remain under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

• Supported under section 17 Children Act 1989 and who have ‘no recourse to public funds’.