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Ashley Down Primary School

Financial Support 

All children receive a free school meal at lunchtime in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Your child may be eligible to continue to receive free school meals in Year 3 and upwards.

If you receive any of the following, please fill in this form and return it to the school office, or come into the office for a paper copy, or complete the application online.


  • Income Support;
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance;
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999;
  • The "Guaranteed Element" of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190;
  • Working Tax Credit run-on-paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit; or
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1st April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400.00 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

You may also be eligible for FSM if you are in any of the following groups, AND earning £22,700 per annum or less (families with one child) or £26,300 per annum (families with two or more children):

  •  Work visa holders
  • Student visa holders
  • Families holding a BN(O) passport
  • Spousal visa holders
  • Chen carers
  • Zambrano carers
  • A right to remain in the UK under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Supported under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989and also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction


If so please contact the office for the relevant form. (You can't currently make an online application for this route.)


We can help you with completing these forms if you would like us to.

See our Charging and Remissions page for other information.