You are strongly encouraged to register for Free School Meals for any year groups not covered by Universal Free School Meals and if you are in receipt of one or more of the listed benefits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit -during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to free school lunches
  • Universal Credit

Guidance Notes and a Free School Meal Application Form can be found on the Redbridge website:

Alternately, if you wish to speak to someone in person, the address you need is:

London Borough of Redbridge
Children’s Services
Admissions and Awards Teams
255-259 High Road

You can call Lynton House on 0208 478 3020 or visit the One Stop at Lynton House for more advice.