School Meals and Milk

The Council in addition to providing Free Meals to pupils legally entitled to receive them operates a catering service available to all pupils in most primary schools. The price of the meal is constant throughout the County but the type of service offered varies in accordance with the individual requirements of each school.

In secondary schools a cash cafeteria system operates offering a wide choice of food at affordable prices. Cardiff is currently investing in upgrading the catering facilities for the benefit of pupils. Children entitled to a free school meal receive a pass enabling them to purchase food to a certain value.

Free School Meals

The provision of free school meals is confined to families in receipt of Income Support, Income Related Employment Support Allowance, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit with an income less than £16,190 (Any Families in receipt of Working Tax Credit do not qualify).
If you think that your child or children might qualify for free school meals, you must apply. Please see contact details below or make a request online for an application form.

Free milk

Free milk is only supplied to the following pupils:-

  • All children under five
  • Children under the age of seven who would normally be entitled to free meals
  • All pupils in Key Stage 1

For further information, please complete on-line application request formor contact:

Chief Schools & Lifelong Learning Officer schools & Lifelong Learning Service, Cardiff Council, County Hall, Cardiff, CF10 4UW

Tel: 029 2087 2938
Email: [email protected]


If you have any comments / questions, please get in touch with us.

Cllr Dilwar Ali Email: [email protected], Mobile: 07734 880397 – Tel: 2062 4134

Cllr Siobhan Corria Email: [email protected], Mobile: 07805 305925 – Tel: 2056 9086

Information and image copy from Cardiff County Council  

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