Free School Meals

If you are claiming certain benefits, you could save money by claiming free school meals for your child.


Children who attend school in the Vale of Glamorgan and whose parents or carers receive the following benefits are entitled to receive Free School Meals. 

  • Universal Credit

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance


    Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit where total annual income (as assessed by HMRC) is less than £16,190.00 a year

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' 

  • Pupils who receive Income Support or Income Based JobSeekers Allowance in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals.

  • You are not eligible for free school meals if you receive Working Tax Credits.


How to Apply

Download an application form, fill it in, and return it to:

Free School Meals

Benefits Department

Civic Offices

Holton Road


CF63 4RU


Alternatively please call us on 01446 709244 and we will post a form to you.




You must let us know if your circumstances change that might mean you are no longer entitled to Free School Meals. This includes:

  • Starting work and coming off benefits

  • Change to a different benefit

  • Change of address

  • If your child changes school during the school year


You will also need to complete a new application if your child starts school for the first time