Free school meals and paid for school meals. School meals are a great way of giving your child the opportunity to:
There are 2 types of free school meals:
You may be eligible for free school meals at Sheffield schools, and nurseries run by ourselves.
If you live in Sheffield and receive any of the following benefits you can claim free school meals for your:
You can also claim free milk for your primary school aged child up to the end of Year 6.
If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact us about free school meals.
If you are over 18 and still attend school, you can claim for free school meals if you receive any of the first 3 benefits listed above.
If your child attends a state funded infant school and is in reception class, year 1 or year 2 (key stage 1) they are entitled to "universal infant free school meals" regardless of your income.
This could save you almost £400 a year for each child you have in key stage 1.
Contact your child’s school to tell them you want to take up the offer of "universal infant free school meals".
Apply for free school meals if you think you might be entitled, because your school gets up to £1,320 additional funding (Pupil Premium) to support your child's education and can help to buy new equipment and resources.
But this money is only paid if you apply for free school meals and are confirmed to be entitled.
Apply for free school meals (Sheffield residents), it's quicker, easier and secure online.
Include your email address and we will let you know about your entitlement to free school meals for your child(ren) the next working day.
If you already receive free school meals and wish to register another child then please contact us instead of completing the form again.
Ask the school to apply for free school meals on your behalf.
Either way, you'll need:
If your claim is successful the school will be notified that your child can have free school meals.
Schools will ensure that this information is treated with the strictest confidence and handled sensitively.
Contact us if your circumstances change.
For example, if you no longer receive benefits, move house or change school, as this may affect your right to claim.
Secondary and Secondary Special Schools will have an option for a 2 course meal for £2.10
Each school will have its own arrangements for ordering school meals. Contact your child’s school - download the list of school contact details below.
The main catering contractor in Sheffield is Taylor Shaw, this contract runs until 2016.
50 schools in Sheffield work under different arrangements:
Download a list of both Private Finance Initiative schools and schools who manage their own catering: