Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered universal free school meals. This is regardless of your household income.
You do not have to apply for universal free school meals. However, you can apply for your school to get extra funding from the government, if you receive one of the benefits list below. This extra funding is called Pupil Premium:
Children in Year 3 and above only receive free school meals if you get one of the benefits listed above. You must apply for these free school meals.
You can apply for free school meals online using your Norfolk Education Online (NEO) account. You can use the same account for 2-year-old childcare funding and school admissions.
If you have applied for school admissions online before, you may already have an account.
If you are eligible, we will confirm by email and tell your child’s school. If the result is “Not Found” or you need to send more proof, we will contact you by email.
Alternatively, you can download an application form and return it, or collect one from your child’s school.
If your child moves schools within Norfolk, they will continue to receive free school meals if they are still eligible.
If your child is moving to a school outside Norfolk, you will need to apply to the county council where the new school is.
The cost of a fixed price, two-course school meal is £2.30.
Adult meals are charged as follows:
All maintained primary, infant, junior and secondary schools are legally required to make milk available for drinking during school hours.
Children age 5-11 years can get a standard carton of milk for 20p.