Free School Meals

Free School Meals


Am I entitled? If you are receiving certain benefits, your child may be entitled to a free, nutritious school meal.

Did you know… Free School Meals entitlement is now linked to Pupil Premium Funding and for 6th form students to Bursary qualification.  Students transferring from primary to secondary school may need to re-apply in year 7 for their entitlement to continue.

There is a new website that enables parents to quickly check if their child is eligible for Free School Meals. If eligible, it will provide you with a certificate that can be handed in to school.

We would encourage that all parents that feel they might be eligible for Free School Meals use this service to check.

The link for the website is below. When you enter the website you will need to select the county and then Hylands School. You will be greeted by a message that states that we are not yet fully integrated into the service, however, you can still use this service by agreeing to the privacy notice. This will take you to the next screen where you will need to enter some details which will provide you with the result –  whether you are eligible or not.


FSM Eligibility

If you are eligible, please print off the certificate and bring it to the school so that we register you in order to add money to your child’s account. This takes 24 hours to take effect.

Check Eligibility Here

Step-by-step on how to check your eligibility

New Applicant/Queries

Please click the below link to apply for Free School meals with Essex County Council.  This can also be used for any queries regarding your eligibility.


Apply Here

june, 2024