Free school meals

Guidance about applying for free school meals.

Parents and carers can apply for free school meals on the Essex County Council website.

The Education Awards Team will assess applications for free school meals.

Secure area information

To support parents with the application, access the online form on the Free School Meals page, available in our secure area.

You will also find your entitlement list for children entitled to free school meals.

If a child is not on your list but the parent or carer has received an entitlement letter, contact the Education Awards Team. Contact details can be found in the secure area.

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