Free School Meals
Free School Meals (Pupil Premium)
Applying for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium in Lewisham Borough
Our school meals provided by Radish are healthy and tasty. Choosing a school lunch for your child/children could help save you up to £460 per year if you take up the offer of free school meals. School meals are freshly prepared every day using high quality ingredients. Radish provide menus that are accredited by the Soil Association and meet the Silver Food for Life Standard. Meat and vegetarian options are available every day, and children who have other dietary needs are catered for where a menu is agreed in advance. This can include religious, cultural or allergy and/or intolerance diets.
You will be eligible for free school meals for all of your children if your joint family income is less than £16,190 per year.
Details of how to apply are in this document.
Please apply for Free School Meals through the Lewisham Council website: www.lewisham.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.
Free school meals for ALL primary aged children
During 2023/2024, ALL primary aged children are entitled to free school meals. From September 2023, all pupils will be able to receive a school meal at no cost to their parent/carer. This is known as The Mayors Universal Free School Expansion and is a government initiative.
Although children in KS1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) do not pay for school meals it is important that you still register for free school meals if you are eligible. This is because schools are able to claim a Pupil Premium of up to £1345 per child on free school meals to make sure each school’s budget matches its community’s needs. Families eligible for free school meals or Pupil Premium may also be offered reduced rates for extras such as clubs, educational visits and school journeys. Pupil Premium funding or Free School Meals are for all families with a joint family income of less than £16,190 a year. Make sure you apply today or ask in the school office for help or information.