Free School Meals

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the cost and the fuss of making packed lunches.

School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to achieve their full potential.  Our cooks prepare the meals for your child – it saves you having to worry about the effort and expense of making packed lunches every day.

Your child may be entitled to receive Free School Meals if you are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit.

Save money
If you were planning to pay for your child to have school meals or are already doing so, you could save around £350 per year if your child qualifies for Free School Meals.

Save time
If your child is eligible and has Free School Meals instead of packed lunches, you could save up to 190 hours a year, which is the time needed to make packed lunches that meet the nutritional standards of schools meals.

Cashless System
We operate a cashless system at Cwmbran High School.
Each student registers their ‘finger print’ to pay for school meals.

If you need more information, please contact:

Joanne Morgan on 01633 647715 or

e-mail: or

Please click below to download an application form:

Application Form for Free School Meals