Who can receive Free School Meals?
Where eligible, Free School Meals are available for full time pupils at school.
From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England are eligible for Free School Meals (FSMs). This includes Academies, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Provisions as well as Maintained Schools.
Note: Children being taught a year behind and are placed within KS1 will still be eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals eg: DOB for Year 3, however allocated as a Year 2 school admission.