School Admissions and Free School Meals Entitlement Service
Support, advice and guidance for admissions, appeals and free school meals entitlement
The School Admissions team has extensive experience of administering the school admissions process within Staffordshire with expert knowledge of the School Admissions and Appeals Code and associated regulations.
We provide advice and guidance to schools and other educational settings on all aspects of admission to schools, school admission appeals and the statutory admission arrangements consultation process.
The provision of free school meals and the entitlement criteria are laid down in law and must be carefully applied to ensure that only those legally entitled are provided with free meals. It is therefore vitally important that applications are handled in a timely manner with accurate and auditable records being maintained. Staffordshire County Council FSM Service can provide this service at a reasonable annual cost and remove the need for schools to handle paper based applications, or carry out regular checks to confirm ongoing entitlement.