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Learning without Limits Academy Trust

Free School Meals

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

At Woodstock Primary Academy we offer all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 free school meals and encourage you to take up this offer. Find out more on the government website by clicking here.

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6


You May Qualify for FSM if:

  • You receive Child Tax Credits (but are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and your gross annual
    family income is less than £16,190, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs. Please note that your children will NOT qualify for Free School Meals if anyone in the household is entitled to Working Tax Credit, regardless of income.
  • You receive Income support.
  • You receive Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). Please note that Contributions Based JSA is NOT a qualifying benefit.
  • You receive Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Please note that Contributions Based Employment and Support Allowance is NOT a qualifying benefit.
  • You receive the Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.
  • You are an Asylum Seeker and receive support from the National Asylum Support Service under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • 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).

How to Apply

Applications can be completed over the phone on 0116 454 1009 (option 3), or online at www.leicester.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

If you have any queries relating to free school meals, please telephone the above number, or e-mail education.fsm@leicester.gov.uk.

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