Last updated: 23 January 2024

Next review: 23 January 2025

If you receive benefits, you can claim free school meals for children in Years 12 and 13 at school.

If your child is aged 16 to 18 and goes to a college or sixth form college, you must apply directly to them.  

If your child goes to a school outside Waltham Forest, you must make a claim there.