Free school meals (FSM) funding

Eligibility for free meals for disadvantaged students, funding allocations for universal infant free school meals.

Services

  1. Free school meals and pupil premium: model form for schools

    Model form that schools can use to determine which children are eligible for free school meals and the pupil premium.

Guidance and regulation

  1. UIFSM: guide for local authorities and schools
  2. Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM): funding allocations 2017 to 2018
  3. 16 to 18 education: free meals in further education for academic year 2017 to 2018
  1. Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM): funding allocations 2016 to 2017

    • Guidance
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
  2. Free school meals eligibility: download user guide

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
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News and communications

  1. Government responds to consultation on disadvantage support

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. New data shows 1.3 million more infants eating free school meals

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: Deputy Prime Minister's Office
    • Press release
  3. Deputy Prime Minister launches free school meals

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: Deputy Prime Minister's Office
    • Press release
  4. Six-month countdown to free school lunches for infants

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit

Transparency

  1. Free school meals: technical analysis note

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  2. Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM): funding allocations 2015 to 2016

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  3. Pupils not claiming free school meals: 2013

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  4. Changes to working tax credit and free school meals entitlement

    • Department for Education
    • Foi release
  5. Pupils not claiming free school meals

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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