We will be using the Government Edenred Scheme to supply Free School Meals Vouchers.
Are you entitled to Free School Meals?
Free School Meal Checking Service
The Covid 19 pandemic has seen some families personal circumstances change dramatically. Many have lost income and some families may now be eligible for Free School Meals, but are unsure if they are entitled or how to apply.
If you would like to check whether you are now entitled to Free School Meals, the preferred method of checking is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Families can also apply online at https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/schools/your-child-at-school/meals/school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx
If you are found to be eligible, school is able to provide you with supermarket vouchers for packed lunches during the school closure and Government guidelines state that you will remain eligible until March 2022, so it is really worth checking.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.
Please note you will have to be in receipt of one of the criteria and not on the process of starting a claim for it to show on the HMRC database and enable DCC FSM department to confirm your eligibility.