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Free School Meals

Your child could be eligible for free school meals if you or your partner receive a qualifying benefit from this list:

  • income support
  • income-based job seeker's allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • the guarantee element of state pension credit
  • support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • child tax credit (but not working tax credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190
  • working tax credit run-on – paid for four 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)

Should any of these conditions apply to you in order for us to provide your child with meals and/or vouchers, you will need to register your child and qualify for the entitlement with Kingston Council as we are a Kingston registered school. 

This can be done by clicking on the Kingston Logo below:

Logo: Visit the home page

After you apply

  • If they decide that you qualify - they will let you and Malden Oaks know and the entitlement will start straight away.
  • On some occasions, they may need to contact you for further information to assess your application.

How long will my child get free school meals?

If entitled your child will get free school meals until March 2025, regardless of any changes to you or your partner's income.

After March 2025, existing children who no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education.