Free School Meals

Reception, Year 1 and 2

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in state-funded schools can have free school meals.

If you think you receive one of the qualifying benefits, Warwickshire County Council recommends that you still apply. This will mean your child's school does not miss out on important funding. It may also mean your child will continue to receive free meals after the end of Year 2.

Other school years and nurseries

If you receive a qualifying benefit, free school meals are available for:

  • pupils at any school maintained by the authority (including a sixth form attached to a maintained school)
  • pupils attending maintained nurseries, as long as they are attending before and after lunch

Free meals are not available to children attending private nurseries.

Further Information

For further information please contact Warwickshire County Council on 01926 359189 or email

Last updated on 30/07/2018

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