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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

Welsh Government has made funding available for a free school meal allowance of £19.50 per week per entitled learner to make the free school meal provision available during school holidays throughout the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Eligible learners will receive a payment of £19.50 per week from Thursday 15 July 2021 until Thursday 19 August 2021.

Year 11 and Year 13
In addition, there is funding available for eligible Year 11 and Year 13 learners for the period they are not expected to be in school.

On Thursday 25 June 2021, eligible Year 11 and Year 13 learners will received a lump sum payment to cover the 4-week period from 7 June to 2 July 2021, then a weekly payment until Thursday 19 August 2021.

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


Revenue and Benefits Assessment Services
PO Box 1
LL30 9GN

If you require a paper form, or any help in completing the form; or have any other questions, you can contact the Benefit Team on telephone number 01492 576491.

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