The LGfL Free School Meals Eligibility Checker has identified £50 Million since 2015 in funding for schools

Children focused on learning, thanks to free school meal tracker

Our free eligibility checking service makes it simpler and more efficient for any school in England to check entitlement to FSM and claim additional income.

Free to use (enhanced features included with LGfL Broadband subscription)

In 2019/20 the LGfL Free School Meals eligibility checker identified nearly £27 M of potential Pupil Premium funding for schools and Multi Academy Trusts

For a school that is not connected to LGfL Broadband

What you need to do:

A Certificate of Eligibility is available through our website for any child eligible for a free school meal that is attending your school.

The parent will need to use the website to gain a Certificate of Eligibility which they can show to your school as proof of Eligibility.

Benefits of this service:

  • Any parent at your school will be able to use the website.

  • Minimise paperwork, form filling.

  • Rechecking facility

  • Direct feed from the DWP/HMRC

  • Immediate result once correct data is submitted.

For further information, please contact the FSM team on 0208 408 4483 or email fsm@lgfl.net

For a school that is connected to LGfL Broadband

What you need to do:

  • Have a USO username and USO password.

  • Ask your Head teacher to Login using their USO username and password to the Administrator section of the website www.fsm.lgfl.net and nominate staff members to be administrators.

  • Be running ‘AutoUpdate’ on your school’s MIS system – visit www.autoupdate.lgfl.net to enable this service.

Benefits of this service:

  • A school can apply on behalf of a parent.

  • Any parent at any school will be able to use the website.

  • Reports available for schools and Local Authorities.

  • Minimise paperwork, form filling.

  • Rechecking facility

  • Direct feed from the DWP/HMRC

  • Immediate result once correct data is submitted.

For further information, please contact the FSM team on 0208 408 4483 or email fsm@lgfl.net

Administrator Access to FSM

AutoUpdate is a pre-requisite to use the FSM website. More information can be found here

Administrator access to the FSM website can only be granted to members of staff by the Headteacher, by clicking on the Administrator button on the FSM home page