School meals offer great value for money and provide your child with a nutritious, tasty meal cooked fresh every day.
School meals are:
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School meals are free for your child or children if you receive:
You will need to apply for free school meals by completing an application on the parent portal link below.
You can only apply for free school meals using this online parent portal if your child is attending school within the Knowsley Borough.
If your child attends an ‘out of borough school’ then you must apply either directly to that school or to the Local Authority where the school is located. We cannot process applications for school children who attend schools out of the Knowsley boundary.
You can only apply for free school meals if your child has been enrolled at their relevant school, otherwise you will have to wait until your child has been enrolled at school.
If you are in receipt of Universal Credit and have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400, you should complete the application form on the parent portal below.
If you have recently applied for Universal Credit due to a change in your circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, there will possibly be a delay in confirming your eligibility for free school meals while your application is being processed by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Note: If you are over 18 and still attend school, you can claim for free school meals if you receive any of the first three allowances listed above.
Please make sure you have read the qualifying information before you submit a claim.
The person receiving the qualifying benefits must complete the form.
Apply for free school meals
Alternatively, you can complete the word document application below and email the completed form to email@example.com.
Please note pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will not be able to receive a free school lunch until schools reopen.