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Free School Meals

If you receive certain benefits your children may be entitled to free school meals - read Welsh Government guidance on entitlement to free school meals.

Further information is available on the Newport City Council website, please click the following link:

Free school meals | Newport City Council

Free School Meal & Pupil Development Grant Application Form


Pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals may also be entitled to a Pupil Development Grant if they are entering reception class in primary school; years 1,3,5,7,8,9,10 or 11; or if they are in a special school, special needs resource unit or pupil referral unit and are aged 4,5,7,9,11,12,13,14 or 15.

A Pupil Development Grant is to provide assistance to families on low incomes for the purchase of:

  • School uniform including coats and shoes;
  • School sports kit including footwear;
  • Uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts; guides; cadets; martial arts; sports; performing arts or dance;
  • Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery;
  • Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology;
  • Laptops or tablets; and
  • Equipment for out of school hours trips such as outdoor learning e.g waterproofs.

A payment of £125 will be made per pupil in all qualifying school years with the exception of pupils entering Year 7 who will each receive a payment of £200.

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