How do I enable UPFSM for Year groups?

The Welsh Government has made a commitment to provide free school meals (UPFSM) to all primary school pupils.

Meal Selection users
The Years page in Payments Admin can be used to enable UPFSM for the Year groups that are entitled to receive a free school meal at lunchtime under the UPFSM program.

Meal Manager Users
Please contact Support via Phone on 0117 942 7882 or Email at

  This article will teach you...

How to access and edit the Year groups to enable the UPFSM function for meal selection users.


UPFSM is called UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meals) throughout the Cypad system.

  1. Go to Payments > Admin and click the Years [1] option enable_UiSFM.jpg
  2. Click a Year group [2] in the table to open the Year Details
  3. Click the UISFM checkbox [3] then the Save [4] button.

Do I need to set a UPFSM status for new year groups updated via ParentPay or Schoolcomms?

Yes, if new year groups are added via ParentPay or Schoolcomms you will need to manually tick the UIFSM checkbox in Payments > Admin > Years.