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Free school meals (FSM)

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Service updates during the coronavirus crisis

Following government advice, we’ve had to make changes to many of our services. Please see the information on coronavirus page, which is regularly updated as new information and advice is released.

Specific service updates can be found on this page.

Luton Council service changes

We request all families with children of school age who are attending a state funded school to apply for free school meals. Only those in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits will be awarded with entitlement.

Qualifying benefits

Transitional protection

Universal free school meals

Pupil premium


How to apply

What if I disagree with the outcome of my claim?

If we have informed you that your child or children are not entitled to free school meals and you believe this decision is wrong, please provide evidence which confirms your entitlement within one month from the date of our notification letter.

This should be in the form of a full benefit award letter from Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or HMRC or documentary evidence from the Home Office.

For example, your latest Child Tax Credit award letter showing all pages for the current year. Please note documents and letters older than three months are not acceptable.

We can then review your child’s or children’s entitlement to free school meals.

Families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF)





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Free school meals
Tel: 01582 510346

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