Is your Child Entitled to Free School Meals?

We encourage all parents/carers to check if their child is entitled to FSM (Free School Meals). Being registered for free school meals benefits the student and the school.

In the past, Manchester City Council have been able to tell us which students are entitled to free school meals, based on their knowledge of who receives benefits. Since the introduction of Universal Credit that is no longer possible.

It is now up to parents/carers to apply for free school meals.

It is very important that we know who is entitled to free school meals; not only so that we can provide your child with a lunch every day, free of charge, but also because the school will receive additional funding, which we use to support your child’s education and ensure that they reach their full potential.


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The only way to find out if we should give your child free school meals is to check your eligibility online via the link below:

If you experience any difficulty with this process, please contact Student Services who will be pleased to assist you wherever possible.


What is the Qualifying Criteria?

  • 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)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo