Swanton Abbott Community Primary School

Free School Meals

Do you get any of these benefits?


  • Universal Credit - with an annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190



If so, you could have the right to Free School Meals

& the Pupil Premium benefits that go with this!



What will I get with Free School Meals & Pupil Premium?


You’ll get:

•    free school meals (packed or hot)
•    free school clubs/activities
•    subsidised residential stays/school trips
•    free transport for school activities/trips
•    support with learning
•    help with buying school uniform



You don’t need to give proof of benefits with your application.  They will automatically check official records (DWP, HMRC & Home Office) & ask you for further information if they need it.

You will then get Free School Meals until you don’t qualify anymore & Pupil Premium benefits for up to 6 years after that.  You are, of course, expected to inform Norfolk County Council of any changes though, & they will check as well.



How do I apply?


Online application to Norfolk County Council is easy.  Please see the link below.

Please let the school know if you are making an application.

What if I don't know what benefits I'm entitled to?


You can do a quick check on one of the approved benefits calculator sites recommended on the Government benefits calculator web page:


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More information & calculators are also available from these sites:


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