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School Lunches and Free School Meal Information

Please note we operate a nut free school so please could you not send any food containing nuts or peanuts into school – thank you

School Lunches - Please note the cost for a meal is increasing to £2.50 from 1st November 2020


Children in KS1 receive Universal Free School Meals.  For children in KS2 the cost is £2.50 (as from 1st November 2020) per meal payable in advance.

For information on 'school dinners' please use the link below which will direct you to HC3S website


Free School Meals

Please see some information regarding free school meals the link below will give you further information and links regarding free school meals and uniform grants

Change of eligibility from the 1st April 2018


Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)



Applying for free school meals


There is a new online service, where you can check your own eligibility for free school meals, or you can check on behalf of someone else.


To complete a check you will need the following information for yourself, or the person you are checking on behalf of:


  • Name, date of birth, home address and email address
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service reference number
  • Child's name, date of birth and school
  • School your child is attending or will attend


Please note that by following the link below to the online free school meals eligibility checking service, you are leaving Hampshire County Council's website.  


The data you enter on the screen will be used to process your request.


I would like to check for free school meal eligibility.



Infant Free School Meals in England


Your child will be able to get free school meals if they are in:


  • Reception class
  • Year 1
  • Year 2


Please let your child's school know if you receive any of the qualifying benefits.  The school can get extra funding if you do. 


Further information can be found on the GOV.UK website below: