Universal infant free school meals

This publication was withdrawn on 27 February 2015

This document has been archived as it is out of date, guidance for schools and local authorities on UIFSM is available.

Departmental advice detailing schools' obligation to provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2.



This departmental advice is for:

  • school leaders and headteachers
  • school staff
  • governing bodies
  • trustees
  • academy sponsors
  • local authorities

It applies to:

  • maintained schools
  • academies
  • free schools

It provides information on:

  • eligibility
  • food standards
  • funding

It also gives details of the implementation support available for schools and the impact of the policy on the pupil premium.