Free School Meals
Phased rollout of Primary Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to learners in St David, St Illtyd, St Teilo and St Gwynno. Free school meals will also be available to St Cadoc from 6th November 2023.
This is an important step in reaching the shared ambition of ensuring no child goes hungry while in school.
Lunches must be ordered via Parentpay account in advance. You will not be able to book a meal on the same day that it is required. You can book meals up to the night before or weekly/monthly. If your child does not have a Parentpay account they will need to bring in a packed lunch until the account is set up. Please contact the school and we will issue you log in details for each child to create an account to book meals.
In response to the current rising cost-of-living, Welsh Government and Cardiff Council are committed to implementing this scheme quickly and would ask for your patience as we build catering capacity to ensure a successful phased implementation and work towards a whole school roll-out over the next three years.
Cardiff Council are working with the Welsh Government to develop a process for you to be able to request a free meal for your child/children, trying to avoid any unnecessary burden for you. Further information will follow. Please be rest assured that if your child is currently in receipt of free school meals and/or any other associated benefits, these will not be affected.
Free School Meal Applications Go Online
To apply for Free School Meals
parents may either email Freeschoolmeals@cardiff.gov.uk, go to the Council Website to find the application form or complete form below and return to St Joseph's School Office.
Primary and secondary school pupils will get free school meals if their family receives:
· Income Support,
· Income Related Employment Support Allowance,
· Income Based Jobs Seeker’s Allowance,
· Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit, or
· Child Tax Credit with an income less than £16,190
· Universal Credit if the net household earnings is less than £7400.