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Free school meals: how are they funded?

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Last updated on 10 May 2018
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How are schools funded for free school meals (FSM)? We explain that schools are provided with FSM funding for disadvantaged pupils under the age of 16 in their core budget allocations. You will also find information on free school meals for infants and post-16 pupils.

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  1. 1 Pre-16 disadvantaged pupils
  2. 2 Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM)
  3. 3 Post-16 free meals

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