Update for parents/carers eligible for benefits-tested Free School Meals
The government have introduced a national voucher system through the Edenred portal. Eligible parent email addresses have already been registered onto it via the school.
A redemption eCode from the Edenred system will be sent directly to the parent or carers of the pupil(s) eligible for free school meals. You will then receive instructions on how to use this eCode to create an eGift card. The value of the gift card will be £15 per week per child.
Through Edenred, you can currently access eGift cards for the following supermarkets: Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and M&S.
Once families have received their voucher, they will be able to redeem them in-store at the selected retailer by either: presenting the voucher on a smartphone or tablet or presenting a paper copy of the voucher.
As a school, we have made the decision to provide the vouchers throughout the Easter holidays. The first email should be with parents on Friday 3rd April, eligible for the following week’s food shopping. If you do not receive a code please check your junk mail. If the code is not there, contact the school on firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
If your child is attending school, they will receive a cooked meal on site instead of the vouchers.