Education and school costs

Find out what support is available to help with the costs of educating and sending your child to school.

Universal primary free school meals

All children in primary school up to and including Year 2 now automatically receive free school meals. From September 2023, all primary school students in Pembrokeshire will receive free school meals.

If your child does not currently receive Universal free school meals at primary school, find out if they could still be eligible for Free School Meals.

Secondary school free school meals

Find out if your child could be eligible for free Secondary school meals.

Discounted school meals

If you have three or more children in school paying for meals, you can receive discounted school meals for each child.

Free Breakfast in Primary Schools scheme

Contact your child's primary school to find out if they run a breakfast club and apply for a free breakfast for your child. Find out more about the Free Breakfast in Primary Schools scheme.

Pupil development grant (uniform and equipment)

Families on low incomes can get support with the school uniform and equipment grant.

Assisted purchase scheme (music)

If your child is receiving music tuition as part of the school curriculum, you can purchase instruments at a discounted price.

Free sanitary products

Find out how your local school is providing free sanitary products with the Period Dignity Grant.


Find out if the Digital Poverty Alliance could help your family to get a free laptop.

16 – 19 education: financial support

Find out what funding and financial support is available for eligible students.

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