Easy free school meal administration.
In this age of Universal Infant Free School Meals, and importance of the Pupil Premium funding, it’s important that all eligible pupils are signed up.
With Online Free School Meals from Capita SIMS you remove the paperwork from the equation and make the process more convenient through an online form. Parents can either complete the application themselves in a few simple steps or give the school consent to fill it in on their behalf.
Eligibility for free school meals is a common indicator for Pupil Premium entitlement. With fewer parents applying for free school meals, schools and students may not always be benefitting from their Free School Meal or Pupil Premium income.
Enhancing Pupil Premium funding is simpler with OFSM. Parents and schools can quickly and simply identify eligible students, allowing schools to maximise their Pupil Premium income as well as ensuring students receive their school meal.
The OFSM system makes it easier for parents to apply for free school meals online and confidentially. Once the application has been submitted, parents and carers receive a confirmation email.
Applications only need to be made once as OFSM will continue to manage the entitlement for each child automatically until they leave the school.
See below to download case study from a school using OFSM.
The cost of the software is also a big plus, as it’s less than having one child on Pupil Premium.
If you’d like to know more then please contact us on 0345 222 1551 • Opt 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk