Free School Meals

FREE SCHOOL MEALS DURING COVID-19 CLOSURE

Throughout the closure due to Covid-19 we will be providing parents who are entitled to free school meals due to low income (not due to age) with supermarket vouchers. These will be sent via email and parents will need to follow the instructions in order to obtain a code, nominate the supermarket and then receive their voucher. There is a more detailed help sheet below along with information about the use of data.

The next set of vouchers will be sent out on Sunday 19th April and equate to £15 per child per week. We will be ordering vouchers on a fortnightly basis.

PARENT USER GUIDE

USE OF DATA INFORMATION

We continue to receive weekly deliveries of fresh produce through FareShare. The delivery is usually on a Thursday and we will send a message as soon as possible to let you know if there is anything that you may wish to collect.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

We have many children who are entitled to a FREE SCHOOL MEAL.

All children in Reception, years 1 and 2 are entitled to a free meal (this is known as Universal Free School Meals) although parents may choose to send their children with a packed lunch. As long as the office know this in advance then this is OK.

If your child is in years 3 to 6 then you must apply for free school meals.

All children, regardless of free or paying, receive the same meal options and all children are treated equally.  If you think you are eligible to claim for Free School Meals then it is your responsibility to complete the relevant forms, but importantly you need to let DCC know if you are no longer eligible. If you don’t do this and you continue to claim a free meal for your child then you will be required to pay back the costs.

Relevant forms and links are below:

Apply for free school meals online.