Project 17

Free school meals

On 6th April 2020 eligibility for free school meals support was extended to some families with ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) for a temporary period as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. In April 2022 the Government has permanently extended access to free school meals to all children in families with No Recourse to Public Funds (subject to maximum income thresholds).

You can view or download our information sheet for families here and a template letter for newly eligible families to send to schools here.

Pupils who are eligible for free school meals should also be entitled to the Pupil Premium.