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Free School Meals

Preston Manor Upper School

Children in secondary schools could be eligible for free school meals if their parents receive any of the following types of benefit:

  • Universal Credit – if your annual net earned income is no more than £7,400 (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • 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 also not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for the Working Tax Credit.

Young people who receive income support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.

Children must go to a Brent primary school, secondary school, Sixth Form or nursery attached to a Brent school where they attend for a full day (sessions before and after lunch). All children in households with no recourse to public funds are entitled to Free School Meals, subject to maximum income thresholds.

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