Norbury Manor Primary School

Free School Meals and Government Vouchers

What is Free School Meals (FSM) and what support do pupils receive if they are FSM?













 Parents must meet the criteria detailed below and complete an application form. If you are eligible to claim, we encourage you to do so as each valid claim attracts additional funding to the school and the pupil receives a free school meal.

Under normal circumstances, schools are not expected to provide free school meals to eligible children who are not attending due to illness or if the school is closed.  However, during the COVID-19 outbreak, the government are supporting schools to continue to provide meals through the voucher system. 

Families who are eligible for FSM will receive a voucher to the value of £15.00 each week for every child. The family will be sent an ‘eCode’ to the email address saved on our school system.   They are also sent instructions on how to use the eCode to create an eGift card. You can currently access eGift cards for the following supermarkets:

Morrisons  Tesco   Sainsbury's     Asda

Waitrose.   M & S.    Aldi


What is the Universal Free School Meals (UFSM)?







 All children in Reception, year one and year two will be eligible for a hot school meal free of charge during normal circumstances.  The government are not providing vouchers for UFSM during the COVID-19 outbreak. No application is needed. 

The provision of Universal Free School Meals aims to play a key role in promoting and supporting healthy eating and lifestyles.  IT will enable children to try a broader range of foods, as well as give them the fuel they need for an afternoon of focused and high-quality learning.


What are the criteria for receiving FSM?

Children whose parents receive the following may be entitled to Free School Meals:

  • Income support
  • Universal Credit if you apply on or after 1st  April 2018 your household earned income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit, and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.  (If you receive working tax credit as well as child tax credit you will not be entitled to free school meals).
  • The guarantee element of state pension credit.
  • If your child is eligible for and getting free school meals on 31st March 2018, they’ll remain eligible until 31st March 2022 regardless if your income changes.

What happens after you apply for FSM?

 Your claim will be assessed for free school meals, and they will write to you to inform you of the outcomes.  If your child is entitled to free school meals, they will also contact Norbury Manor Primary School to let us know.

 How do I apply?

 If you would like to apply for free school meals, complete the Free School Meals online form by clicking here.

Other contact details are below

Telephone: 020 8407 1338


Please inform the school that you have completed the application form for FSM by emailing


My child already receives FSM, but I have not received any vouchers.  What do I do next? 

 All families that were eligible for FSM were emailed and asked to contact the school to confirm that they would like the vouchers and to verify their email address.  If you are interested in receiving the vouchers and have not received the text/email, please email the school on

requesting the vouchers and include your name, the email address you would like the vouchers to be emailed to,  the full names and classes/year group of all your children to ensure you receive a voucher for each child and your current telephone number.