Free School Meal Eligibility Checking Services

Babcock 4S offers a Free School Meals Eligibility Checking Service SLA, which streamlines the current Free School Meal checking procedure, saving you time and resources. This new SLA is a quick and more efficient alternative to the existing laborious process, where schools are always required to obtain supporting evidence proving eligibility to receive Free School Meals.

Key Benefits

  • Simple FSM application form for parents/carers to understand and complete
  • No supporting evidence of benefits and tax rewards required – form more likely to be completed and returned
  • For every successful eligible applicant the school receives Pupil Premium Funding (see https://www.gov.ukfor current funding figures)
  • No laborious checking of application forms – elimination of errors and confusion
  • Faster and more efficient online checks
  • The batch e-mail results provided by Babcock 4S are suitable for school audit purposes
  • Termly checks ensure that the correct pupils continue to get FSMs and schools no longer have to re-check personal circumstances of parents/carers
  • FSM entitlement is confirmed in real time and meals quickly provided.
  • Schools with cashless systems can automatically upload the FSM daily allowance onto the system reducing pupil stigma
  • Possible increased take-up of FSMs

Confidentiality is preserved as the ECS is a secure Government website that does not provide any information other than “True” and therefore eligible or “False” which means the pupil may not be entitled to free meals

  • The FSM ECS is currently over 90% accurate in assessing claimants as eligible or ineligible
  • Saves schools time and resources

For further information on the FSM checking service and how it works

Contact the FSM Eligibility Team on 0800 073 4444 Extn. 834218 or click to email below

Tracey Killick Catering Services Manager

“Thank you very much, this service is amazing!”

The Grange Community Infant School

“Very speedy response, great service, worth every penny, already saved me lots of time and effort!”

South Camberley Primary and Nursery School

Free School Meals Eligibility SLA

Free School Meals Eligibility

Contact us on 0800 073 4444 Extn. 834218
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