Who can apply for free school meals?

Children and young people who live in Kirklees who:
  • Attend full time at a local authority school or sixth form.
  • Are under 19 years of age
and whose parents or carers receive one or more of the following:
  • Income support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit


Free School Meals Application Form

It takes about 10 minutes to apply online - please click on the image below to find out how.


 School Meals at Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School

 For more details about our school dinners please contact the school office on 01924 907082.

School Meals

Parents will be asked to complete a form indicating the meal option for their child. The school should be notified in writing of any change to this decision.

We are now using the Parent Pay system for payment of school meals.

Information about free meals may be obtained from the Education Social Work Service, Kirklees Information Point, The Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury (Telephone: 01924 326004).  Packed lunches must be in a labelled container with a snap-on lid.  A drink is provided at school for all those children who stay for dinner or sandwiches.  

If you would like your child to go home for dinner please make an appointment to discuss this with Mr Parkin, the head teacher. Children who go home at lunchtime must not return to school before 12.55 pm and should be collected and returned to school by an adult.

From September 2019 school meals will cost £11.25 per week (£2.25 per day)