We would like to remind you that some families are entitled to free college meals.
There are two important reasons why families should register for free college meals:
- students who are eligible receive a school meal every day
- schools receive additional funding from the government for each eligible student who claims the free school meal allowance, even if the student doesn’t want to actually eat a meal
From 1 January 2024, there will be a new process for families to submit their applications for Free School Meals (FSM).
The process will be entirely online and so schools will be unable to provide hardcopy forms or submit your application form for you. The new system will give families an instant indication as to whether their child is eligible for free school meals, and ensure that eligible children receive their FSM entitlement as quickly as possible. The Catering Services FSM team will then run further checks and confirm the outcome via email.
You can contact the Free School Meal team directly on 0330 222 5555 or at email@example.com.