Free School Meals

Free School Meals Eligibility

Please check if your child can get free school meals in England and find out how to apply on the Hounslow’s local authority website or by contacting the local authority's Free School Meal’s team on : 020 3949 7743

Applications for free school meals cannot be backdated and can be made online at :

Children are entitled to free school meals if you receive one of the below benefits :

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Universal Credit and have an annual income of no more than £7,400

  • Child Tax Credit, but not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) of no more than £16,190

  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

  • or are being supported by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of the above benefits and your child is both :