Free School Meals

Free School Meals

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 Support

  • 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.