Free School Meals

Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals in maintained schools in Wales:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Any enquiries into applying for ‘free school meals’ are in the strictest confidence. The school does not make the decision about eligibility for free school meals – this is decided by the local authority. Applications can be made in school as well as online at the Caerphilly County Borough website.