Coronavirus (COVID-19) free school meals additional costs claim form now available

09 Apr 2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) free school meals additional costs online form for schools and colleges is now live:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) free school meals additional costs claim form

The deadline to submit your claim is 23:59 on 4 May 2021.

You can claim eligible costs related to free school meals and free meal additional costs during the period 4 January up to the start of the Easter holidays (as applicable).

Eligible for this funding

Claims can be submitted by:

  • primary, secondary and all through maintained schools, academies and free schools
  • 16 to 19 academies and maintained schools
  • maintained special schools
  • special academies and free schools
  • non-maintained special schools
  • pupil referral units
  • alternative provision academies and free schools
  • maintained hospital schools and academies
  • further education colleges and sixth form colleges
  • special post-16 institutions.

How to claim

Read the guidance on how to submit a claim for additional costs related to free school meals during the period 4 January up to the start of the Easter holidays (as applicable).

Contact ESFA

If you have any questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) free school meals additional costs online form for schools and colleges, please contact the Education and Skills Fund Agency using their enquiry form.

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