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Applying for Free School Meals - Has your circustances Changed

Free School Meals - Has your circumstances changed

You may have recently seen announcements in the news regarding Free School Meals (FSMs) vouchers.

Children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 (Fnd and KS1) all automatically receive the Government Funded Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).  However, to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSMs) and therefore to receive the vouchers, you need to be in receipt of certain benefits.

We encourage anyone, who believes they are eligible, to register for FSMs, even if your child would normally bring a packed lunch or qualifies for UIFSM, as this allows the school to claim additional much needed and valuable funding.  Parents would receive the FSM vouchers during term at this very strange unprecedented period of time.

If you have not thought to apply before or your circumstances have changed, you can check if you are eligible and apply using their online portal via the below link.  Just select How to apply, click ‘Apply for free school meals’, register or log in and just follow the instructions: