Did you know that even though your child is provided with a free school meal, in KS1/EYFS, you can generate extra funding for the school if you are entitled to Free School Meals by simply logging on to the Citizen Portal?
Every applicant will receive an instant eligibility check via the DfE Eligibility Checking System which is connected to the portal. Someone who has their entitlement proved by the check will be presented with a screen, stating they are eligible. The applicant is the advised to print this or alternatively they can take a screenshot of it to prove eligibility to the school.
The Citizens Portal allows parents/carers of children, to make applications for school places (including in-year admissions), two year old funding and free school meals for children from Foundation Stage to Year 6.