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Home Resident Benefits and grants Education Benefits Free School Meals in Conwy County Borough

Free School Meals in Conwy County Borough


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Who qualifies for Free School Meals and how to apply.
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Free School Meals are for pupils attending Conwy County Borough Council schools whose parents/guardians receive one of the following:

  • Income Support*
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance*
  • Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs that does not exceed £16,190
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • State Pension Credit Guarantee Element
  • Employment Support Allowance Income Related*
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit with annual net earnings of no more than £7400 (April, 2019).

(*Pupils who receive Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance,  Employment Support Allowance Income Related or Universal Credit with annual net earnings limit of £7400 in their own right are also eligible)

If you currently receive a free school for one of your children from being in receipt of Universal Credit, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance Income Based, Employment Support Allowance Income Related, Guaranteed Pension Credit, you will continue to receive entitlement for that child until December, 2023, even if your circumstances change. You will however need to inform us if your child leaves or changes school before this date.

Free School Meals in Wales Information for Parents and Guardians 

Free School Meals in Wales Information for Schools

How to apply

If you wish to apply please complete the Free school meals application form (PDF, 471Kb) and send it to:

Revenue and Benefits Assessment Services
PO Box 1
Conwy
LL30 9GN

If you require a paper form, or any help in completing the form; or have any other questions, you can contact a member of the team or visit one of our offices with the Conwy County.

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