Since September 2014 every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools has been entitled to a free school lunch.

Children may also be entitled to Free School Meals if their parent/carers receive benefits such as Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment & Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit. More information for families and how to apply can be found here. Dudley’s Free School Meals Team can be contacted via this link

Further information is available at Free School Meals, Guidance for local guidance for schools and local authorities.