Free School Meals is administered through Essex County Council. All Applications should be made using the link below.
Maltings Academy operates a 'cashless' catering system. All students have a swipe card which they can top up with funds. Free school meals students have the funds automatically added each day. To be eligible for Free School Meals you must receive one of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit), with an annual income below £16,190
Pension Guarantee Credit
Employment and Support Allowance, income related
Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999
Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
In accordance with national Department for Education advice, we cannot accept evidence of provisional tax awards.