The Sherwood


Inspire, Learn, Grow

Free School Meals

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

All children attending government funded schools are eligible to receive a free school meal when they are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (UIFSM). You do not need to apply for this, however when children join our school in Reception or in-year, we provide you with a Pupil Premium application form to complete.

When children join Year 3, parents and carers should ensure they have completed another Pupil Premium application form to find out if their child is eligible to receive a Free School Meal, because they will no longer be entitled to receive UIFSM.

You can also click on the link below to apply:  


Pupil Premium Grant

Schools receive additional funding to help support children who receive free school meals. This is known as the Pupil Premium Grant. Please use the link above to apply for free school meals and help your school to support all children to receive the best education possible.