Free School Meals
Free School Meals (FSM) allowances are added to the cashless catering system daily. The FSM allowance is the same price as a meal deal available in the serving areas at lunchtime. A standard meal deal is a main meal (hot or cold) with either a tetra drink or pudding. The FSM allowance can be used at break or lunchtime service however, children purchasing items at break from this allowance, will not leave themselves sufficient funds for a FSM at lunchtime. If you wish your child’s FSM allowance to be used at lunchtime only, please let us know by emailing [email protected] so we can prevent usage at break times. If you do not set any limits we would strongly advise parents of FSM children to ensure they have sufficient credit available using ParentPay to top up catering accounts, for any spend over the FSM allowance.
Parents who feel their child may be eligible for free school meals should apply to Kirklees Council. Kirklees Council handle the FSM applications on behalf of the school. Applications can be made on-line through the Council website https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/free-school-meals.aspx by downloading an application form and returning it, or by telephoning 01484 221000. If you are not a Kirklees resident you can still contact them to process your application or your local authority. You can email Kirklees Council regarding FSM at [email protected] or contact them on 01484 221000.
Before applying you may find the following pages useful to look at: