As you are probably aware for the last few years all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year2 have been entitled to Universal Free School Meals which has now been extended for the next academic year to all children in years 3,4,5 and 6. In addition to this some children are entitled to FSM because of a benefit related payment received by the parent or carer. This brings in extra funding for the school and it is very important that we can identify these particular children. In turn this can also give you extra benefits such as free milk and one extended school club (subject to availability).
With this in mind and if you feel that your child could potentially be entitled to benefit related FSM, please could you email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.
Parent/carer name, national insurance number and date of birth
Child/children’s name that you are applying for.
I can then run a simple check to see if you are entitled. You will be informed by email if your child is entitled to FSM.
If your child is already receiving benefit related FSM you do not need to reapply.
Thank you for your support in this important matter.