Free School Meals

Families who have children at Heath Lane Academy may be entitled to claim free school meals, providing they receive a qualifying benefit.

The current criteria for claiming free school meals are as follows:

  • Family receives Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance.
    • NB Contribution-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance does not qualify for free school meals.
  • Family receives the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
  • Family receives Child Tax Credit and has an annual taxable income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, not in excess of £15,860.
    • NB Families who are also awarded Working Tax Credit do not qualify to claim free school meals regardless of income.
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
    • NB Contribution-Based E&SA does not qualify for free school meals.

For further details visit the Leicestershire County Council Website:

Alternatively, please ring  0116-305-6588/7093

or in writing: School Food Support Service, Room 400, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF. 


The school encourages all parents who think they may qualify to make an application.

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