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Post 16 Free School Meals

LPSB offers Free School Meals to eligible post-16 students. To be eligible, students must be in receipt of, or have parents who are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits: 

  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)) 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after someone stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit 
  • UC with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa (after tax and not including any benefits you get) 

If you think you may be eligible, please complete the Post-16 Free School Meals application form below and submit to Ms Dell at 

Please attach evidence of the benefits which you are entitled to. We will then review your application and will contact you to inform you if your application has been successful. 


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