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Free School Meals

Free School Meals


Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:


  • Income Support

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income that does not exceed £16,190

  • Income-Based Job Seekers' Allowance

  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)

  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

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


If a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are also entitled to free school meals. 


To apply please telephone Dorset Council on 221000 or visit: