Free School Meals

If you receive a qualifying benefit and you have a child in primary school, you may be able to get free school meals, school clothing grants or school journey grants for your child.

All children automatically get free school meals when they are in: 

  • Reception 
  • Year 1 
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

If you are on a qualifying benefit you should still complete an application form to make sure you don't miss out on other benefits such as free holiday clubs and support payments during the holidays. Your school will get extra money from the government, and that money could go towards things like extra tuition, learning assistants and after-school activities. 

London Grid for Learning have a free tool that you can use to check if your child is eligible for Free School Meals. You can access this via

To apply for Free School Meals, clothing and trip grants please visit the Royal Greenwich website to complete an online application.

Alternatively please download a copy of the form below.

Pupil Benefits form