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FSM Transitional Protection - 26/10/2018

This bulletin provides updated information about FSM Transitional Protection

UPDATED: Renewals Process Complete 2018 – 05/07/2018

This bulletin informs schools that the process is complete as well as key messages about locating new academic reports for 2018/19 on SOLERO and information about 4 new outcomes.

Renewals Bulletin - 30/05/2018

This bulletin advises of the renewals process due to take place on 1st June 2018.

FSM Update and Q&A - 18/05/2018

This bulletin provides information about the changes to FSM and some useful FAQs

Changes to the Implementation of UC and Impact on FSM - 24/04/2018

This bulletin advises on the impacts of FSM as a result of UC changes and information about transitional protection with effect from 1st April 2018.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

The DfE have produced some guidance around Universal Free Infant Meals detailing schools' obligation to provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2.

HCL have undertaken a review of all their sites and identified any issues in meeting the duty. Simon Newland has written to all non-HCL schools asking them to identify any issues that they will have in meeting the duty.

HCC has produced a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the duty to provide Universal Free Infant Meals from September:

Revenue - FAQs

Schools seeking information or advice on the capital works programme being developed to support schools readiness for the duty should contact Catherine Tallis, email:

UFIM and Impact on Pupil Premium June 2014

FAQs Applying for Free School Meals for UIFSM pupils
Guide to completing an application for Free School Meals
HCC Letter to Schools
Schools Guide to Ever6



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