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Free School Meals

What are Free-School Meals?

Your child(ren) may be eligible to receive Free-School Meals (FSM), funded for by the government. This entitles them to a hot lunch, every day, free of charge. To receive this for your child you can apply online.

Who is eligible?

Parents of children aged four or over attending a maintained school in Bromley who receive child benefit for the child(ren) and one or more of the following:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7400 as assessed by earnings.

How do I apply?

Click on this link to complete an application.

Free school meals | Free school meals | London Borough of Bromley

If the application for your child to receive FSM’s is successful, the school can apply for additional funding to benefit your child – this additional funding is called the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). 

Pupil premium - GOV.UK (

What happens next? 

If your application is successful, not only will your child be entitled to a hot meal free of charge every day, but they will also be in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). Click here to find out more about this and how it will benefit your child.

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