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Free School Meals and Uniform allowance

Free School meals and Uniform allowance

Get ready now for your 2023-24 application for Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance


Education Authority web link:


If your child has previously had Free School Meals, you will need to apply for them again for the new academic year.

If you are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support;
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit;

You will need a Proof of Benefits letter when you apply for Free School Meals and Uniform for the 2023-24 school year. 

Request one now via Get a proof of benefit letter. It will take at least five days to be sent to you. Once you receive the letter keep it securely.

You must upload a copy of the letter when you apply.  It must be dated no earlier than the beginning of the month before you submit your application.

If you receive Tax Credits or Universal Credit you do not require the above letter.


If additional information is required or any difficulty is experienced, parents can contact the Meals and Uniform Service.

Contact Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm by:

Telephone: 028 9041 8044