Epping Primary School

01992 572408

Eligibility Checker for Free School Meals

Parents of KS2 children may choose to apply to check their eligibility for Free School Meals (FSM). However, families on low incomes are asked to continue to complete a confidential free school meal registration form as this information will enable our school to continue to access pupil premium funding allocated from the Government.

Pupil premium funding makes a big difference and this year we received £1385 for each pupil registered.

Our school has successfully used the money to subsidise workshops for parents/carers, trips and music lessons, as well as employing a Counselling and Family Support Worker.

Children will be eligible for free school meals if their parent/carer receives one of the following benefits: 

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month)

  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for working Tax Credit)

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit

Check your eligibility for FSM by entering your details online at www.fsm.lgfl.net The online application process links to the DfE eligibility checking service and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response.

If you receive a ‘yes’ please complete the FSM application form at the Essex County Council website below:

Free School Meals Application Form