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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

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Free School Meals: Apply Now

Please click the link to this news article if you would like to apply for free school meals and would like to find out more:

The Kent Together team will support families who have made applications for Universal Credit but have not yet been awarded the benefits.   Until the benefits have been awarded, Free School Meals cannot be claimed.  If you find yourself in this situation, please contact the Kent Together Team and they can support you,

03000 41 92 92

Eligibility for Free School Meals

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month).

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190


How does it work? What do I need to do?

  1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the eligibility list above.

  2. Registering is really quick and easy with two choices to apply, you can either apply online at or we can check eligibility on your behalf, please just email the school with your child’s details and your national insurance number.  We will treat your application in the strictest confidence.

  3. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.


For more information please visit:

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393