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Suffolk County Council online applications

You can apply for:

  • Free school meals - once your child attends school or has a confirmed school place
  • Home to school travel - when you've a confirmed school place.

Home to school travel

Check if you're eligible at You must put the date you wish to travel from on the application for home to school travel.

If you're applying for the:

  • current academic year the date should be between 1 March to 24 July 2019.
  • new school year, the date should be 1 September 2019.

Important: Please ensure that your child’s details are correct in the “my family” section before completing your application.

School places

The deadline has passed and you can no longer apply online for a secondary or primary school place to start in September 2019. Find further guidance about applying for a secondary or primary school place at

Before you start using this online portal

  1. The following web browsers are supported: Safari (recommended), Google Chrome (latest version recommended), Edge & Internet Explorer v11 (32 & 64 bit).

  2. The online portal will timeout after 20 minutes. Please ensure you have all information to hand when completing your application. Your application will be saved each time the ‘next/continue’ button is selected. If a timeout occurs you will need to login again to recommence the application form.

  3. Whilst it is possible to use mobile devices to complete your application there are a number of questions and fields to complete. We recommend that a larger screen device is used, e.g. PC, laptop, notebook etc. and not mobile phone devices.