Free school meals

If you are the parent/carer of a child in a County Durham school, your child may qualify for free school meals.

You can apply for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits, meaning you could save up to £350 per child per year:

  • Income support
  • Pension credit (guarantee element)
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Child tax credit and have a gross annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Eligible support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal credit

Application forms are available below or from the school office.