Free School Meals

Did you know that your child could qualify for Free School Meals?

If your child is eligible, it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and fuss of making packed lunches. Many students at The Dales School are already enjoying Free School Meals, and your child may be entitled to have them too, if you receive one of the following:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • An income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR))
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)
  • The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

The Dales School actively encourages all families entitled to Free School Meals to make a claim, even if your child is entitled to Universal Free School Meals (children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2). No-one else will know that your child qualifies for Free School Meals.

If you would like to apply for Free School Meals for your child, you can check your eligibility and apply directly to Free School Meals, please contact 01670  623 592 or click here to visit the Northumberland County Council Website for further information. You can also apply for Free School Meals by clicking here.