Brentside Primary Academy

Putting Children First

Free School Meals

We encourage all eligible parents to apply for Free School Meals for their children. The school receives additional funding based on the number of children entitled to Free School Meals.  This funding goes towards extra staff, more resources and helps reduce the cost of trips for parents.

The school office has the forms required to apply for Free School Meals and are able to help you complete the application.


Your child is entitled to Free School Meals if you can prove that you are receiving any one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit


Please bring proof of any of the above criteria along when you visit the office to complete the Free School Meal application form. The completed form should be handed in to the school office.