Free School Meals


Some families are eligible to claim free school meals for their son/daughter. Please find more information about free school meals below.

Eligibility (Taken from Brighton and Hove Council)

From 6 April 2011, children whose parents receive one of the following benefits will be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IR ESA) (this benefit was introduced 27 October 2008)
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). Note - from 1 May 2009, where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals

Please note - if you are in receipt of any Working Tax Credit you will not be eligible to apply for free school meals

How to Apply

If you believe you meet the above criteria, you can apply for free school meals by contacting Brighton & Hove Council via their website:
lease note- the school cannot process free school meals applications, so you will have to apply directly the council. Once we receive notification from the council, we will contact you to confirm that your son/daughter has been set up for free meals at King's. 

Free School Meals at King's

The free school meals allowance for students at King's is £2.25 per day. This is credited to a student's cashless catering account, and can be used at breakfast club, break or lunch time. Please note that funds do not carry over from day to day, and that purchases over this amount will be charged to the student's cashless catering account.

If you have any questions about free school meals at King's School, please contact the Office for more information.