Free School Meal Vouchers
The school is following the government’s guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools to ensure that pupils entitled to benefit related free school meals continue to have access to these meals where they are not attending school. Parents and/or carers will be sent a voucher via email using the government recommended supplier, Edenred. This does not apply to children who were receiving a meal under the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme, of which the current guidance states:
‘What about infants that receive a free meal under universal infant free school meals?
It is right that schools concentrate their effort and resources on those who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals at this time. There is no requirement to continue to provide universal infant free school meals to pupils in Reception, Year 1, or Year 2 who are unable to attend school. Children in those year groups who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals will be supported’.
However, if you are claiming any of the associated benefits, please see below. You can still apply online now.
Free School Meals
Help your school and yourself - claim free school meals
Taking up free school meals has benefits for everyone:
families entitled to free school meals could save more than £400 per child per year
Who qualifies for free school meals
Free school meals are offered to children of families who receive:
How to apply for free school meals?
If you think you qualify for free school meals and have an email address or mobile number then you can apply through Slough Boroughs Councils online free school meals form. Slough Borough Council will then inform you if your application is successful or not.
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