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Free School Meals


Children may be entitled to free school meals if their parents/carers are in receipt of certain support payments. 


Currently around 3,000 eligible children in Derbyshire Schools are not claiming their entitlement to free school meals.  Derbyshire have launched a campaign - Quids in - to remind parents/carers they can claim for free school meals.  We have also made it easier to apply and this can now be done on-line by simply going to to complete and submit the form. 


Paper application forms are still valid and a copy can be obtained from the school office.


Children who receive Income Support or Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.


Parents can contact our benefits helpline on 01629 531535 or visit our welfare benefits pages for more information about entitlement to benefits.


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