Free School Meals

A reminder that Free School Meal provision will be changing to a voucher scheme from this Monday 6th, April and  will be extended to cover what would have been the two week school Easter holiday period.

The new voucher scheme will replace the grab bag packed lunches which have been delivered to schools since Monday 23rdMarch.

Parents and carers of children currently receiving Free School Meals will be sent a downloadable voucher to the value of £40for the benefit of their eligible child/childrenwhich can be spent in one of the following supermarkets;

-         Tesco

-         Asda

-         Sainsbury's

-         Morrisons

-         Marks & Spencer

-         Waitrose.

Arrangements for Free School Meals following the Easter break will be communicated in due course.

The Council has successfully delivered 45,000 grab bags children to collect and takeaway to eat off site however the new scheme will assist measures in reducing social contact, as announced by UKGovernment.

Families who are eligible will receive a letter with details of the voucher directly from the Council, in the next few days. 

Click here to view a copy of the letter:


To apply for Free School Meals,