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Free School Meals Changes

Please see the information below regarding changes to Free School Meals:


From 1 April 2018, the government are introducing a Universal Credit earning threshold of £ 7,400 per year for free school meal eligibility.


This means that some families who are eligible now would not be if they apply after 1 April. Also, children eligible for free school meals by 1 April will continue to receive them until at least 2022, without the need for further eligibility checks while Universal Credit is rolled out across the country.

If you receive Universal Credit and are not already claiming free school meals for your children, or you have not applied as your child is currently in Key Stage 1 (universal free school meals), make sure you don't miss out and please apply now.


For more information regarding Free School Meals, please visit the Cumbria County Council website.