Free lunches for all infants and for older children whose family gets certain benefits.
Nursery school children aren't entitled to free school meals. Discuss lunch arrangements direct with your nursery.
School milk in nursery
Nursery children get free milk, with a choice of whole milk or semi-skimmed. This is funded by the NHS.
Schools provide free milk to children up until a child's 5th birthday. If your child's birthday is during the term, they won't get free milk from that term onwards.
Children in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2
Your child can get a free lunch at school if they're in Reception class, Year 1 or Year 2.
And if you register, your school could get extra money to help pupils.
Have your National Insurance number or Home Office number to hand when you apply.
School milk in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Most children in infant classes who are entitled to free school meals are also entitled to free school milk. Children who get Universal Income free school meals aren't entitled to free school milk. All other children have the option to pay for milk. Contact your school for more information.