Free School Meals

Free School Meals

We use a biometric fingerprint cashless system for the purchase of all meals in the school canteen. This means that students are not identified as receiving free school meals and we regard this is as a very positive and inclusive development. However we do not feel that all students eligible currently receive their entitlement and would therefore like to update our records.

Free school meals are only available to children whose parents/guardian receives one of the following benefits: –

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)*Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance (IR)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit with an annual total income below the HMRC set limit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit.

As well as the benefit of your child receiving a free school meal, the school receives additional funding to support your child.

If you think that your child or children may be eligible then please complete pro-forma below and return it to student services or the main reception. We will then ensure that our records are updated and that students receive their entitlement. Should you require any assistance completing the form or further information on free school meals then please contact the school.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Wrexham Support Services on 01978 297413.

Download a free school meal form:

Free School Meal forms are also available from reception.

Further information can be found at

Why choose school diners?

Our catering team work hard to ensure that they provide a menu that pupils will enjoy eating while delivering nutritious and balanced meals to encourage healthy eating habits for the future.
•2 weekly cycle menu offering a varied choice of meal options
•Great value for money
•Special dietary needs can be catered for – just ask at school
•Vegetarian choices available every day
•Packed lunches are also available from our catering team on request
•Don’t forget our complete menu range is available for children eligible for free school meals.

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