Free School Meals

Could your child be eligible for Free School Meals? How do I find out?

Now it is quick and easy to find out. No form to fill in, no need to supply school with copies of your paperwork, no waiting time. We would encourage all parents to apply online to check your eligibility. The new online checking service will instantly advise you if your child is eligible to receive free school meals. Your details are also updated automatically so there is no need for a formal review process; everything is kept up to date after your initial application. Both parent & school are advised if you become eligible in the future so the free school meal allowance can be applied straightaway to your child’s dinner account.

The benefits to you and your child are numerous, quick, easy, confidential, one-time application. In addition for every child on free school meals Arthur Terry School will also receive additional funding (Pupil Premium) from the Government which we use to use support teaching & learning. It is therefore a wider benefit for everyone.

How do I apply?

Simply apply online at

You will need your national insurance number or national asylum support service reference number & your child’s date of birth

If you do not have access to the internet, an application can be made by school. If you would like school to apply on your behalf or if you need any further support or assistance in completing your application, please contact or speak to Mrs Liddington on 0121 323 1151