Free School Meals
Winter Food Vouchers
The government has announced a new winter support scheme, designed to directly help families and individuals who have been hardest hit by the pandemic. The majority of the funding is set aside to ensure children are fed over winter.
The grant has been provided to Surrey County Council to distribute to families who need it most. Surrey County Council, in discussion with schools and partners, has agreed to use the funding to provide all families with children eligible for benefit-related Free School Meals (FSM) with supermarket vouchers over the Christmas holiday period. If you are eligible for this support, you will have received a letter and will receive your vouchers via email by Wednesday 16 December.
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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 De Maudave.
For further information please contact Mrs De Maudave at Claire.deMaudave@thehoward.thpt.org.uk