Universal infant free school meals

All Key Stage 1 pupils (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are entitled to a meal at school at no cost

Universal infant free school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a meal, free of charge, under the UIFSM programme:

  • registration is not required
  • each child will be able to have a hot, two course meal at their school which includes a meat or non-meat main item, vegetables, potato, pasta or rice, salad and a dessert

Registration is not required for children to have the free meals. But schools get government funding for all children who meet the standard free meal criteria. The funding is called the Pupil Premium. To let schools get the funding for as many pupils as possible, we encourage parents of children who meet the standard free meal criteria to register. This includes parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Contact details

Contact your school with any queries about infant free schools meals.