Universal Free School Meals

As part of the Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Government has worked closely with local authorities to meet the commitment for every primary school pupil to receive a free school meal by 2024. 

From September 2023 all children in primary school in Torfaen will receive Universal Free School Meals. 

If you have already registered for Universal Free School Meals for your child then you do not need to reapply. If you have not already signed up, please contact your school directly. 

Please note that being in receipt of Universal Free School Meals does not make you eligible for a School Essentials Grant. 

Children whose families are on lower incomes and qualify for certain benefits can apply for a grant of:

  • £125 per learner
  • £200 for learners entering year 7 (to help with increased costs associated with starting secondary school

For more information, visit the School Essentials Grant page.

Last Modified: 05/07/2023
For more information contact:

School Meals

Tel: 01633 647715 

Email: cashless.catering@torfaen.gov.uk

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