Posted by: Laura Hammond
Wed 14th September 2022
Families in Derbyshire are being urged to check to see if they are eligible for free school meals.
All children aged between four and seven – those in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – are entitled to universal free school meals regardless of personal circumstances.
However, children in other school years – those aged between 3 and 18 years old – could also be entitled if they meet certain criteria.
If you receive any of the following, then your child/children could qualify for free school meals:
Councillor Alex Dale, cabinet member for education at Derbyshire County Council, said: “If you’re eligible, free school meals are a great way to save some money and provide pupils with a nutritious hot meal.
“You can check if you’re entitled to a meal at any time of the year but we’re encouraging parents to do it at the start of the new term to get the maximum benefit.
“It’s a very quick and easy online form and our team will be in touch within a week to let you know if you’re eligible.”
You can check your eligibility here or by calling 01629 536481.
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