Free School meals

Some families are eligible to claim free school meals for their son/daughter. Please find more information about free school meals below.

Eligibility (Taken from Brighton and Hove Council)

You may be eligible to claim free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IR ESA) 
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on- paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
  • Universal Credit

Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals

Please note - if you are presently in receipt of any Working Tax Credit you will not be eligible to apply for free school meals.  

Universal Credit- Important Note

Universal Credit is being rolled out across Brighton and Hove, meaning that eligibility for free school meals may change for some families.

Families who have previously been eligible for FSM should remain as such, as the Local Authority have assured schools that free school meal entitlement will not be removed due to the transition to the Universal Credit system.

Families who have not been eligible due to receipt of Working Tax Credit, and who now receive Universal Credit should contact the Brighton and Hove Free School Meals team to check their eligibility. Please note- the FSM team will not be able to confirm eligibility until a payment under Universal Credit has been made, and they are not able to back date FSM eligibility.

If you have any questions, please contact the Brighton and Hove free school meals team on 01273 293497, or via their website

How to Apply

If you believe you meet the above criteria, you can apply for free school meals by contacting Brighton & Hove Council via their website:
Please note - the school cannot process free school meals applications, so you will have to apply directly the council. Once we receive notification from the council, we will contact you to confirm that your son/daughter has been set up for free meals at King's. 

Free School Meals at King's

The free school meals allowance for students at King's is £2.50 per day. This is credited to a student's cashless catering account, and can be used at breakfast club, break or lunch time. Please note that funds do not carry over from day to day, and that purchases over this amount will be charged to the student's cashless catering account.

If you have any questions about free school meals at King's School, please contact the Office for more information.