Free School Meals


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

East Sussex County Council are reviewing Czone and the Virtual School Bag (VSB). To have your say, please complete the online survey. Closing date is 17 December.

Please see the latest guidance from the DfE - Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

4. Pupil premium claims for the Reception intake

In order for schools to claim the maximum amount of Pupil Premium, we have developed a report to run in SIMS for schools that will pull out all the necessary information for us to verify entitlement to free school meals. Before you run the report, you will need to enter the parents date of birth and National Insurance number.  We can only check eligibility where full details have been provided.

Please read the instructions for the Admissions FSM report.

Download the report to run in SIMS

To guarantee a response for the autumn census, you must supply your report no earlier than 1st September and no later than the 3rd Friday in September. Reports submitted after this date will be processed as soon as possible but this may not be in time for the autumn Census.

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