Free School Meals

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit), with an annual income below £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance, income related
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act,1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you are entitled to one of the above benefits you may be entitled to free school meals, please contact Essex County Council School Admission and Transport Team via their website to apply:

For any new year 7 students in receipt of free school meals in primary school who are transferring to the William de Ferrers School please ensure you contact Essex County Council to ensure that your entitlement is transferred.  Please use the link above.