Online forms: Application for free school meals

You can use this form to apply for free school meals/Pupil premium payments. Free school meals/Pupil premium payments are now available to pupils in full time education whose parent/carer receives a qualifying benefit.

Children attending part time nursery provision or independent schools are NOT entitled to free school meals.  

For pupils attending Coopers Technology College, Harris Academy Beckenham or Harris Academy Bromley applications for free school meals should be made directly to the relevant school.

Once we have received your application your details will be checked via the Eligibility Checking Service and you will be advised by letter whether or not your claim is successful.  Confirmation of eligibility will also be sent to your child(ren)'s school.

Applications received prior to the start of the academic year will be processed as soon as possible so that the free school meals will be in place at the start of the school year.  Applications received after the start of the academic year will, where possible, be processed within 5 working days and will date from the date your claim is processed.