Free School Meals
Free school Meals and the Pupil Premium
The 'Free School Meals / Pupil Premium Service' www.fsm.lgfl.net is a website where parents/carers can quickly and easily check eligibility for free school meals and, if eligible, also gain welcome additional funding for Shirley High School, known as 'Pupil Premium'. If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding gained would still benefit education provision at the school.
WHAT THE SERVICE DOES FOR PARENTS/CARERS:Shirley
After entering essential details into the website, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate 'yes' or 'no' response, and will notify the school.
This system is being provided to encourage parents/carers to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which does not reach schools because not all parents/carers who are eligible apply for free meals for their child.
WHAT THE SERVICE DOES FOR SCHOOLS:
It is important for schools to know the number of pupils for whom they can claim Pupil Premium funding. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit of the children.
PLEASE VISIT WWW.FSM.LGFL.NET ENTER THE NECESSARY DETAILS AND SUPPORT THIS WORTHWHILE INITIATIVE.