Free School Meals during Covid-19
19th June 2020
If you have been receiving supermarket vouchers for your children, from next week all children attending school will have their free school meal provision in the form of a school packed lunch.
The packed lunch is in place of a voucher, so we will not be issuing vouchers for those children attending school.
This applies to all pupils from F2 to Y6 who have been receiving free school meals supermarket vouchers.
All children attending school in F2, Y1 or Y2 will receive a packed lunch under the universal infant free school meal scheme, regardless of whether or not they are entitled to free school meals.
Please be aware that if you’ve confirmed your child’s attendance, we expect parents to follow the usual reporting procedures regarding non-attendance.
Free School Meals : Covid-19
Since the school closed to all pupils (except those of keyworkers) on Friday 20th March, my team and I have been working hard to ensure that a free school meals provision is available to pupils.
We are operating a supermarket voucher scheme by the Department for Education (DfE) and delivered by a company called Edenred. The DfE increased the weekly payment to £15.00 to help the cost of shopping go further. Edenred will send an email to parents with a link to select your supermarket voucher.
We appreciate that the voucher scheme may not be ideal, but we are following guidance that has been created in response to this national emergency.
Please note that vouchers are only for pupils entitled to free school meals and NOT universal infant meals (F1, Y1 & Y2).
If your child is not currently entitled to free school meals, but believe you should be, you can apply online below:
If you completed an free school meals consent form previously, please be assured that the online free school meals system checks the financial status of parents and updates the school if you become eligible. In this case, we will contact parents to confirm.
Please direct any queries to the school email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see Edenred guidance below (updated 19.06.2020)