Free School Meals and Free Milk


Free School Meals and Free Milk

The Authority will ensure:-

The provision of a mid-day meal in all primary and special schools with a choice of course wherever possible.

The provision of a mid-day meal in all secondary schools on a cafeteria basis with an individual pricing system.

Free school meals will be provided for pupils whose parents receive Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190, Guarantee element of State Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit.

Free school milk is provided for primary school children from the ages of 3 to 6 years old in those schools which elect to join the Welsh Assembly Government funded schemes.

Details of the scheme are available from the Headteacher of the school your child attends.

Details about the procedure for claiming free school meals are readily available from Headteachers or parents may contact the Benefits Team on 01352 704848 alternatively email

Facilities will be made available at all primary and secondary schools for children who wish to bring their own mid-day meal.

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