St Joseph and St Teresa

Catholic Primary School

“Walking hand in hand with God, as we strive to do our best”

Free school meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents qualify by meeting the criteria below. Parents/carers who receive free school meals (even though they may not wish to take this up) are entitled to Pupil Premium; a very valuable stream of funding as schools like ours can provide a lot of extra support for eligible children to further improve their learning and opportunities.




  • Income Support (IS)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) – not Contribution related
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA) – not Contribution based
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) of less than £16,190 as long as the family are not also in receipt of Working Tax Credit.


If you believe you may be eligible and would like to apply for a free school meal for your child please download and complete the application form.


Completed application forms can either be returned to the school office or alternatively be sent direct to the Entitlements Team, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY.