Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Registered pupils at any school maintained by Leicestershire County Council or Rutland County Council where parents or pupils meet the eligibility criteria, may be eligible for free school lunches.

Who is eligible?

Registered pupils of parents or pupils in their own right, in receipt of:

  • Income Support, or
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Parents who are in receipt of Child Tax Credit and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £15,575 (this figure is subject to change) provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit.
  • The parent is in receipt of support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Parents receive the guarantee element of Pension Credit.


How do you apply?

You can download the Free School Meals Application Form [pdf] or you may request a copy of the application form from:

School Food Support Service
Free School Meals
Unit 14, The Courtyard
Whitwick Business Park
Stenson Road
Coaville, LE67 4JP
Tel: 0116 305 6588

Applications will also be possible at the following service shops – County Hall, Market Harborough, Hinckley, Braunstone, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray.

For More Information visit the Leicestershire County Council website