Free School Meals
Plymouth City Council has developed an online Free School Meals form for parents and carers to apply for free school meals in Plymouth.
After a successful trial, it is being rolled out to all schools, start date 23rd April 2019.
The benefits of the online application are that the parent can apply in the comfort of their own home, at a time that suits them.
If they are not sure if they would be eligible, it is an easy way for the parent to establish eligibility without the face to face conversation, which some people may prefer.
The online form is more secure than the paper forms, as everything is done online.
During the trial, we have had a number of new claims from families who had no idea they were entitled.
Schools can promote the online application to parents – you could update your web pages, put a Facebook / Twitter post out to parents, and send out in a school newsletter. Please feel free to use content from the PCC free school meals page to ensure you have the up to date information.
Parents / Carers can access the Free School Meals web page here:
To access the application, click on How to apply then APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS
You can also download a paper copy to either pass to school or send in to Windsor House directly.
If you have more than one child you can apply all on one form, even if they attend different schools.