Free School Meal Payments During School Holidays

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council will provide bank transfer payments to parents of those pupils entitled to free school meals who attend a school within NPT for all school holidays up to and including Easter 2021.  The amount payable will be £19.50 per week for each eligible pupil, this does not include nursery pupils. The payment will be paid direct into your bank account. Please note that the Authority is unable to make payments into post office accounts.

Foundation phased pupils (aged 3 – 7) will be returning to school week commencing 22nd February 2021.  Free school meals direct payments for these pupils will cease with effect from 1st March 2021. Please note, isolation payments (£3.90 per day) will continue for those that are instructed to self isolate by the school or by track and trace.

Free school meals direct payments will continue for key stage 2 and secondary age pupils.

How to receive payments

For those who have previously received free school meals payments there is NO REQUIREMENT FOR YOU TO REAPPLY.  If you have not previously registered for free school meals payments you will need to complete the form below.

You will need to provide the following:

  • Your bank account details (bank account number, sort code and account name)
  • Your child / children’s legal name
  • Your child's date of birth.

Please note payment cannot be made to a third party. 

We emphasise strongly the need to provide your details as quickly as possible in order that we may release your payment.

Parents / Carers should be aware of scams asking for bank information for meal payments.

Please note the council will never phone you and ask for your bank details.

For any further queries, please contact us:
Schools and Family Support Team on 01639 763515 or email: