2020-21 Free School Meals


Were you entitled to Free School Meals (FSMs) at school? If so, you may be entitled to Free Meals whilst studying at college. Who is eligible? Students aged 16-18 at the start of their course (or aged 19-25 with an EHCP) and live in a household in receipt of the benefits listed below. Eligible students will be allocated £2.41 to your cashless account each college day. The £2.41 can be spent in either the Rotherfield or the Deanfield canteen. If you are going on a college day trip or will be attending a work experience placement students can contact the Chartwells manager in advance to organise alternatives.

NB The Local Authority assesses the Free School Meal applications and will alert The Henley College with either an acceptance or a decline in the application. Students will be notified via their college email address of the outcome.

FSM Eligibility 

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

We are not allowed to recognise any other benefit other than those mentioned above.

All applications must provide scanned PDF copies of one of the following:

For help with scanning evidence please visit: https://www.henleycol.ac.uk/support/bursary-fund/

Please note: proof of benefit cannot be demonstrated by bank statements

Asylum seekers will need to provide a National Asylum and Support Service (NASS) support notice or IS96 document including details of authority providing support under part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. You will be required to supply:


Please email studentservices@henleycol.ac.uk for a copy of the online application form. 

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