Helping make Free School Meal applications effortless for schools and parents
Many schools struggle with identifying which children in their school are eligible for Free School Meal and Pupil Premium funding. The application process can be admin heavy and very often parents may not even realise that they may be eligible. OFSM enables schools to simplify the process of Free School Meal applications.
OFSM significantly reduces the admin involved in applying for Free School Meal funding. When schools purchase OFSM, they can then provide parents with a simple form to complete to apply. After the form is submitted OFSM automatically checks the required government databases to determine eligibility.
Free School Meal eligibility is an indicator that a child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding. OFSM improves visibility for schools over which children are eligible for Free School Meal funding and therefore may be eligible for Pupil Premium or other types of funding.
After submission of the application OFSM performs the checks and returns a result almost immediately, automatically notifying both the parent and the school of the result. If an application is unsuccessful OFSM will automatically re-check eligibility every two weeks.
School Administrator, Hampshire County Council school
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