North Somerset have replaced the old free school meal (FSM) paper application forms with an online checker. Parents will have to apply online and will get an instant decision on eligibility. If successful, the system will generate a confirmation that parents can then print off and give to the school. Where parents do not have printers, we can accept an email marked for the attention of Valerie Shears.
The FSM entitlement only lasts for a specific period of time. This means parents will have to apply every term break (so 3 times per year). You will need to apply for each child individually as the online checker creates a system code for each child. This is the only way to apply for FSM. If you have not applied already this school year you will need to do so immediately, and again every holiday, otherwise the free school meal cannot be allocated to your child. The application timetable is as follows:
-Apply in August for September to December
-Apply in the Christmas Holidays for January to Easter
-Apply in the Easter Holidays for Easter to July
Please click on the link below to go to the new checker: