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Free school meals

Find out how to apply for free school meals for children that attend school in Westminster.

Published on: 19 April 2021

Last updated: 6 December 2022

What are free school meals?

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time.

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 receive free school meals, this is known as universal Infant free school meals.

We have announced that primary school pupils in Years 3 through to 6 will now receive free meals, in addition to those already receiving this offer under the free school meal scheme.

Find out more about the Free School Lunch Offer.

For children in other year groups a parent or guardian must apply in order for the school to receive additional funding.

You can receive free school meals if your child attends a school based in Westminster. You must apply to us even if Westminster is not your local authority.

If you have any questions about free school meals, please contact your child’s school directly.