Free School Meals


Brownhills School use a company called Link2ICT to check the eligibility of students claiming Free School Meals.  The new online checking service will instantly advise you if your child is eligible to receive Free School Meals.  Your details are also updated automatically, so if you are not eligible currently but your personal circumstances change both parents/carers and the school are advised if you become eligible in the future.

Please can we encourage all parents to check eligibility whether or not you are, or believe you ever will be, in receipt of one of the benefits listed at the end of this page as the school receives additional funding for eligible students to use in support of teaching and learning even if you do not wish your child to take up a Free School meal provision.

In order to apply you will need to go online at: 


Please fill in the below application form but please keep in mind this will be a longer process

Free School Meals Application Form

You will need your National insurance number or national asylum support service reference number and your date of birth in order for the eligibility to be checked, the form should take no longer than five minutes to complete. You must choose Brownhills School for the School name.

What happens if I do not have access to the internet or are unable to complete on line?

The school can submit an application on your behalf but we would need you to complete the attached free school meal application form and return to the Finance department at the school (please see details on Data Protection)

If you have any queries or need support completing your application please call school 01543 452886 and ask for finance department Carol Richards or Tracey Harriman.

For information current benefits that may entitle you to eligibility:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child tax credit with an annual gross income into the household that is no more than £16,190, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit. If you are entitled to any part of working tax credit there is no eligibility with the exception of working tax run-on as shown below
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit