Free School Meals for 2020/21

We are trying where practical and possible to reduce the contact that staff and students have handling forms and evidence so initially would encourage students to download word application forms, complete, save and return by email with relevant evidence to the

We also recognise that there will be cases where this is not practical or possible.  If you require a paper version of any form please email with your name and address, programme of study and support you wish to apply for.  Once the Team is back on site from Tuesday 4 August we will be able to post forms out to students.

Please note Students will be able to collect forms from the Access Fund Office from Monday 24 August. 


The College will provide free meals (value limited) to students aged 16-18 enrolled on a full time course, who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the policy. This will generally apply to students previously in receipt of free school meals.

Using the biometrics data, you will be able to access a free meal (worth up to £2.45 per day) at any of the cafes at New College Durham. You will not need to identify yourself as someone who is entitled to free school meals, simply by using your finger print at the till your food will be automatically paid for.

Please click here to access the application form, hard copies can also be obtained from Access Fund, application forms must be returned prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.


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