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How to Check Eligibility for Free School Meals

If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, please fill in the application form:

Free School Meals eligibility  form here

which takes just a couple of minutes to complete. Your eligibility status will appear on screen within minutes, but can take up to 48 hours to validate, and the school is also notified of the outcome. There is no need to bring any documentation into school.  The current daily allowance is £2.65.

If you do not have access to the internet or would like help with the form please contact us at All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note: The school receives additional funding if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, so we strongly encourage you to take up this entitlement.

Free Breakfast for all students at Furze Platt Senior School

As part of our school provision, the FPSS Pastoral Team and the Innovate Canteen Service believe it is vital to ensure that all students are given a healthy and sustaining breakfast to set them up for success over the school day. Therefore all students at FPSS are entitled to a free breakfast of porridge oats at school. There will be a small surcharge for porridge toppings.  This will be covered for students in receipt of FSM.

This is a slight adjustment to the previous provision that was in place, the new breakfast provision will ensure that all students can access the support we are putting in place.

Where families and students would prefer a different option for breakfast the canteen will continue to provide alternatives including breakfast baps, rolls, pastries etc. For students in receipt of FSM, parents will also need to add a balance to their school meals account (via ParentMail) for these alternative items.