The school have processed free school meal vouchers using the new government scheme this week, we expect those eligible to receive their first vouchers over the coming days.
- The vouchers will be £15 per child per week
- The vouchers will be issued weekly
Families will receive an email which contains a 16-digit eCode and a link to the redemption website: www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk
Further details regarding how eCodes can be redeemed are available in the parent/carer’s FAQ document.
Please note eCodes expire within 1month, convert to vouchers which last much longer as per the FAQ document.
Parents/carers please see below from the DfE regarding Free School Meal Vouchers;
Be aware of scam emails
We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.
We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.
The Edenred website that processes the voucher scheme for the government has been down since Friday and still is this morning.
Please accept our apologies if you’ve still not got your voucher code but this out of the schools hands. Edenred have claimed it is due to a system upgrade to meet demand and promised to have it working again very soon.