Free School Meals
Government FSM Voucher Scheme (COVID-19) | 6 May 2020
We wrote to families with children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) with details of this scheme at the beginning of April. If your child is eligible for FSM but you don’t appear to have received an email about the scheme from us, please check your junk or spam email folder.
The scheme is operated by Edenred. Their eCodes can be redeemed for preferred supermarket vouchers at www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk at a rate of £15 per eligible child, per week. If you have children at more than one school using the scheme then you will receive separate eCodes.
Please note there has been very high demand due to the millions of Edenred vouchers ordered for UK families and this has caused some delays in eCodes being generated and sent.
If you are expecting to, but do not appear to have received email from Edenred, please check your spam or junk email folder.
From Monday 27 April, eCodes will be sent to cover two-week periods.
For further information, please see the scheme's Frequently Asked Questions for parents/carers.
Have your circumstances changed, could your child be entitled to Free School Meals?
As well as receiving the equivalent of £390 per year in free school meals, you could also get help with costs for schools trips or revision materials for your child. You must however, register for Free School Meals to receive this financial support.
Your child and school can benefit in many ways even if your child does not want to take up school breakfast and lunches.
We can check your child's eligibility (scroll past the post code checker to see the criteria) for free school meals if you complete the eligibility form below and return it to Mrs Maskell.
For further information please contact Mrs Maskell at Karen.Maskell@thehoward.thpt.org.uk.