North Somerset Council are changing the way that they process free school meals. If your child is entitled to free school meals parents will need to reapply every school holiday (so 6 times per year) and eligibility will last for the whole school term.
Each child, in every family will need to be checked individually as the online checker creates a system code for each child.
If parents give schools their permission, schools can check eligibility on their behalf. In order to do this, the school would require the parents National Insurance number and date of birth.
Schools will be sent an email at the beginning of each term detailing who has applied. Anyone who applies mid-term will be able to show schools their eligibility letter. Eligibility starts from the date on the letter, and stops at the end of that term.
The new checker can be found here: