St Michael's Road, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6HN

01225 702 563

Aloeric Primary School

Free school meals

All children in Key Stage 1 and FS2 are entitled to Universal free school meals.


If you or your partner have claimed benefits ( even historically)  your child may be entitled to free dinners in Key Stage 2.  Schools also benefit from this by receiving additional funds. Please click on this link for further information.

It will only take a few minutes and our admin staff will gladly help.

Free school meals

Free school meals can be awarded if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seeker's Allowance (income-based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
  • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - providing you are NOT entitled to Working Tax Credit and your family's annual income (as assessed by HMRC) is not more than £16,190 (as at 6 April 2012)
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

Most applications for free school meals are processed by Wiltshire Council, but a number of schools administer their own applications and will advise you of their process.

Apply for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium Funding

The quickest way to apply is online. You'll need a parent or carer's National Insurance number.