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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 May Half Term 2023.  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.

Free School Meal Holiday payments in respect of Easter Holidays 2023 will be paid on Monday 3rd April 2023.

How to receive payments

Apply Online

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 including reception pupils, 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:
Child and Family Support Team on 01639 763515 or email: