Did you know – if you are in receipt of benefits, your child may be entitled to free school meals.

Everyday young people across Leeds are missing out on their free school meal. At The Morley Academy we encourage families to check if they are eligible; it could save £10 a week for each child on roll.

Families are entitled to free school meals if they are in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income support;

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance;

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;

  • Child Tax Credit, with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190, providing they are not receiving Working Tax Credit;

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.

PLEASE NOTE: FAMILIES RECEIVING WORKING TAX CREDIT, REGARDLESS OF THEIR INCOME LEVEL, DO NOT QUALIFY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS.

It is our understanding that families can still claim free school meals if:

  • They live with relatives or friends in Leeds and so do not have any direct housing costs.

  • If they live outside Leeds (and pay their council tax to a different local authority other than Leeds City Council), by completing the Free School Meals Only claim form for Non-Leeds residents.

  • If they are asylum seekers and currently receiving NASS Support.

For more information, please download our Free School Meals leaflet

To find out if you are eligible for free school meals and to receive a claim form please call Leeds Revenues and Benefits Service on 0113 2224404. If you would like support in filling out the form please contact the academy and we will support you with the process.