Guidance

Further education free meals: advice for FE funded institutions

Advice to help institutions meet the requirement to provide free meals to disadvantaged 16 to 18 year old students in further education (FE).

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This information relates to the 2014 to 2015 academic year. Information about the 2015 to 2016 academic year can be found on GOV.UK.

Documents

Requirement on FE funded institutions: presentation

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Allocations methodology: presentation

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Details

Further education (FE) funded institutions will be required to provide free meals to disadvantaged students who are aged 16 and over, starting in September 2014. School and academy sixth forms already have to provide free meals to disadvantaged students who are over 16.

EFA has published 3 online presentations on the Department for Education YouTube channel about FE free meals. These presentations are available below, and accompanying slide packs are available in the documents section on this page.

Requirements for institutions

requirements for institutions

Allocations

allocations

Q&A session

Q & A session

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Published 16 April 2014
Last updated 15 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Policy clarification has been made to the free meals guide to cover whether institutions can "top up" the free meals in further education funding rate of £2.41.
  2. Online presentations added
  3. First published.