Free School Meals

Free School Meals
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for universal free school meals (UFSM).
Children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
Children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 are eligible for free school meals (FSM), if you receive any of the following:
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit element)
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with income below £16,190
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit with earned income below £7,400
in addition to school funding received from Hertfordshire county Council/Education Funding Agency, Northgate Primary School is able to claim a £1,455 grant from Government each year called the Pupil Premium for children whose parents/carers receive any of the benefits above.

To help see if you are eligible we invite all parents of enrolled children to complete the attached form:

Application for Free School Meals Eligibility

We will enter this online at www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims where your information will be retained and checked at regular intervals notifying us if you become eligible at some point in the future. 

Please see the ESS Privacy Statement below, for your reference in regard to how your details will be managed.

Further details around Free School Meals can be found at Free school meals | Hertfordshire County Council

Should you have any questions at all please contact the school office who will be happy to help.