Free School Meals (FSM)
FSM voucher information
Providing Free School Meals to families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
This article provides guidance about FSM eligibility for families with NRPF and how schools can support families with applications.
FSM transitional protection
This bulletin provides updated information about FSM transitional protection.
Free School Meals renewals 2022
The attached document contains information about this year’s renewals process and the action schools are required to take.
School meals for Ukrainian refugees
This bulletin provides guidance on providing meals for this group.
Promoting Free School Meals (FSM)
Below are some FSM communications you may wish to share with (prospective) parent/families of pupils at your school, to support raise awareness and take up particularly amongst families who would benefit from the service.
Some suggestions as to how you may utilise these articles include:
- circulating to prospective families at summer open days/evenings
- add to your school website
- weekly/monthly school newsletters
Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) applications
This article provides information about promoting UIFSM applications.
Education benefit matrix
This matrix provides details of the help with costs of education that is available.
Guide to completing a Free School Meal application online
This provides guidance on how to apply for a Free School Meal online for Reception to year 2 pupils and year 3 and above.