Free school meals

Apply for free school meals

Free school meals are available for pupils of parents/carers that receive certain benefits.

For more information read the free school meals eligibility criteria.

If you think your child may be eligible, you can apply online

Apply for financial assistance with school meals

No recourse to public funds

In addition, during COVID-19, the government has temporarily extended the free school meal eligibility to include some children of groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).

Apply for financial assistance with school meals if you have no recourse to public funds.

Ealing Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

Children and young people who are in school years Reception to Year 11 and are in receipt of benefits related to free school meals are also eligible for the HAF Programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE). This programme offers free holiday activities and a nutritious meal during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays across Ealing.

The HAF offer is for up to four hours per day, four days per week for a maximum of one week each at Easter and Christmas and four weeks in the summer.

Find out more about the HAF programme.