All Primary 1 - 3 pupils are entitled to a free school meal.

In addition, we can provide free school meals to children who live in the Falkirk Council area, are attending a Falkirk Council school and whose parents or carers get one of the following:

  • Income Support*
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance*
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)*
  • Universal Credit, with monthly earned income of not more than £610
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, where the award letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) states that the annual income is not greater than £16,105*
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit, where the award letter from Her Majesty's Revenue Customs (HMRC) states that the annual income is below £6,420*
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

* Pupils are eligible to apply for free school meals in their own right if they are aged 16 to 18, and receive one of these benefits.


How to apply

Remember, you need to apply each year. You need to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.


What happens next

We'll assess your application and make an award if you meet the criteria. We'll usually do this within 4 weeks, but it can take longer.


Supporting documents

Use our Online Postbox form to submit any documents you have been asked to supply.

You can currently use the form to submit documents for the following services:

  • Housing benefit
  • Council Tax
  • Free school meals and Clothing grant
  • Education Maintenance Allowance
  • Homespot application form