Application for Free School Meals

    • You do not have to provide evidence of your benefits.
    • We use a secure Government website, which links to your benefit provider to check entitlement to Free School Meals.
    • However, if we are unable to verify your entitlement we may need to contact you to ask for evidence to show you are in receipt of one of the benefits below.
    • We do not process claims for St James Academy, Beacon Hill Academy or The Link Academy - please contact these schools directly. 

    Data Protection Statement

    Your information will be processed in accordance with Data Protection legal requirements. Please see the Council's Privacy Statement and Charter.

    It may also be shared with other Council Services and partner organisations to prevent and detect fraud, ensure that our records are accurate and to help us to identify services you may be entitled to or be interested in. 

    Please note that communications with the Local Authority (including online transactions) may be subject to monitoring and recording for the purposes permitted by the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000 in order to prevent or detect a crime, or investigate or detect the unauthorised use of the service.