Bridging Payment

A Bridging Payment (£130 per child) will be paid to all eligible families on Friday 1 April 2022. If you are already in receipt of Free School Meals via our Benefits section this payment will be made to you automatically.  

If you do not qualify through our Benefits section and your circumstances have recently changed or you feel that you should qualify and wish to apply, check the criteria and apply on the Free school meals and clothing grant page.

Free School Meal Payment

A Free School Meal Payment of £27.50 per child will be made to eligible families on Friday 1 April 2022. This payment covers lunches up to Monday 18 April (inclusive).

  • Any applications still in progress will not be paid by the above dates
  • Payment will be made as part of our ongoing process and when we receive all requested information from you. If you have any enquiries which can’t be answered through the information provided on this page, please contact