The Discovery Academy

Free School Meals


Please note that all enquiries remain confidential, you are entitled to free school meals if your family receives:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

On 6 April 2012, Working Tax Credit rules for couples changed and because of the increase in the number of hours a couple has to work in order to qualify, some families may have lost their entitlement to Working Tax Credit. Those families may be entitled to free school meals if they now satisfy any of the above criteria.

If you require a paper copy of any of the pages / documents published on this website, please click here and complete the form stating which page(s) / document(s) you require along with your name and address.

ATTENTION NHS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES KEY WORKERS: 

Please click here if you are a key worker for the NHS or Emergency Services and require essential provision for your child over the Easter holidays.