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Free school meals are available only to children who attend the Island's primary and secondary schools, or to students aged 18 and under who attend the Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education on a full-time basis, provided that:

(a)  The parent(s) or guardian(s) of the pupil or student are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Employed Person's Allowance
  • Income Support

(b)  In the case of students at the Isle of Man College, the parent(s) or guardian(s) are not in receipt of an award from the Student Awards Section of the Department for Education, Sport and Culture.

If you wish to apply for free school meals, you must complete and submit this online form as soon as possible. Free school meals cannot be approved until the information you supply has been verified by the Social Security Division of the Treasury.

The free meal allowance is calculated to enable the recipient to obtain a 2-course midday meal excluding drinks (water is available in all schools). A range of drinks is also available for purchase, if desired, within cash cafeterias in all secondary schools and in the Isle of Man College.


Claims for school year 2019/20 - term starts Wednesday 4 September 2019.

Application forms to be submitted by Friday 19 July to ensure meals are in place for the first day of term.

The lead parent / guardian must be in receipt of Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance, Employed Person's Allowance or Income Support.

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