Applying for free school meals

You can get in touch and find out if your child is eligible for free schools meals by contacting Oxforshire County Council's food team here.

Phone: 0808 156 6659

Write: Food & More, Cuffas Lea House, 3500 John Smith Drive, Oxford, OX4 2WB

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • 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

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

Infant free school meals in England

Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in:

  • reception class
  • year 1
  • year 2

Tell your Oxfordshire County Council if you also get any of the above benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.