Warwickshire County Council is committed to supporting families to use the online services available on our website.
Parents are advised to apply online using the following link:
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or by phone via the customer service centre on 01926 359189.
These methods of application are quick, easy and allow parents to utilise their existing account set up initially to apply for a school place. Over 95% of Warwickshire parents apply for a school place through the online facility, and it was decided to incorporate other services through the online portal, this now includes:
We feel that there are a number of families who are eligible for Free School Meals and who are not benefiting from them. You may be eligible if you receive:
The online checking system only confirms or denies your eligibility to claim free school meals: it does not give the department any other information. If you are currently in receipt of either Universal Credit or the 4-week run on of Working Tax Credit the system will not automatically be able to determine your eligibility, therefore you will need to send proof that you are in receipt of these benefits to the Free School Meals office once you have completed and saved your application.
When your eligibility has been confirmed and your application processed, you will be sent an email confirming eligibility. The school will also receive notification of your child’s application.
The online checking system will continuously check your eligibility status and inform you and the school of any changes.