North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

My Free School Meals - Time to Renew for Academic Year 2017-18

We only accept Free School Meals applications through our on-line system!

If your child has been receiving Free School Meals this academic year or you would like to find out if you are eligible, you will need to renew your application to ensure that they can continue to have a Free School Meal in September 2017. This eligibility also extends to Sixth Form Students.

Please apply through our online system using the link on our School website:

“Free School Meals” and simply follow the instructions.

Checking on-line is free and takes a few minutes. You do not need to provide any documentation to the school. If you need help, please contact Mrs Hopkins on 0117 9198013 or

Once you have input the required information you will receive instant confirmation of your child’s eligibility, we will also receive confirmation so you do not need to do anything else.

Please remember to recheck your child’s eligibility if your circumstances change. It is your responsibility to inform the school if your child is no longer entitled to a Free School Meal.




Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible. This includes nursery children who attend full days and also sixth form students. From September 2014, parents and carers with pupils aged 16-18 in Further Education can apply for free school meals. You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:

  • Universal Credit.
  • Income Support.
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals.