- You must be in receipt of one of the benefits shown below to be eligible for free school meals for your child or children.
- Free school meals are available to eligible children that attend school within Wiltshire, on a fulltime basis. This includes nursery children (of compulsory school age) who attend school fulltime and sixth form students (but not college or Further Education level students). If you live in Wiltshire, but your child attends schools in another Local Authority area (e.g. Somerset, Hampshire or Swindon), you should apply via that Local Authority.
- We are now able to check entitlement to free school meals via a secure government website, which links to your benefit providers. However, if the eligibility checking service (ECS) has not been able to verify your entitlement, we will then need to contact you to ask for evidence to show you are currently in receipt of one of the eligible benefits.
- We cannot backdate claims. The date of entitlement is the date that we confirm your eligibility, using the ECS or paperwork supplied, and successfully process your application.
Last updated: 8 July 2016