Free School Meals


If you feel you may be entitled to free school meals for your child please contact North Tyneside Council.

Applications can be made on-line by clicking here or by calling (0191) 643 2288. 

If you would prefer, there are also paper copies of this application available at the main school office.


You’re eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and
    have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for
    Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income
    must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you


If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling
(primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

Parents may want to note that students in receipt of a free school meal are able to choose their meal daily
from the same menu as all other students do. Furthermore, we operate a cashless system for school meals
so there will be no means of distinguishing between those students in receipt of a free meal and those not.

In addition to the daily free nutritious meal for the student, the school also receives significant additional
funding from central government for every child who is signed up for a free school meal.

We would therefore encourage all parents who believe their child may be eligible for a free school
meal to apply – even if you think this may be for only a short period of time, or if you think your child
may choose not to take the free meal each day.