Applying for Free School Meals

 

All applications for free school meals must be made to Newham, this includes anyone who is not a resident of Newham.

More information & FAQs regarding Newham FSM can be found here.

Free School Meals in Primary

Newham offers every child (including infants and juniors) a free school lunch every day.

This offer is delivered and funded by the Mayor of Newham as part of the May​or's Promise.

Even though primary students receive a free school lunch every day, if you apply for a free school meal - and Newham agree with your application - you can raise £1,300 for your child’s school. This extra money comes from the Government, and in the next school year, the amount goes up to £1,320 per child.

 

Free School Meals in Secondary

Eligibility
Your child may receive free school meals if you get any of the following benefits:

 

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

  •  ​younger than the compulsory age for starting school
  • in full-time education

 

If your child is eligible for free school meals they'll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they're in on 31 March 2022.

 

Applying

If you are not sure whether you are eligible to receive FSM please use this FSM online checker. - https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/

If you believe you are eligible to receive FSM, please fill in this online form.

Newham FSM Application

If you require assistance filling in this form please contact BMAenquiries@bobbymooreacademy.co.uk