COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE: Important Information for Families who qualify for Free School Meals
Warwickshire Welfare Scheme:
If children are registered for Free School Meals and are not attending school, you can apply in the first instance for six weeks of support to buy food. This will be through a £30 voucher per child that you will receive via text/SMS to your mobile and can be exchanged for cash at any Paypoint outlet. We are currently offering six weeks of support as we do not know how long schools will be closed for.
From Monday 23rd March 2020, our Local Welfare Scheme Team will be happy to help and you can apply using either of these methods:
- Calling on 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182. You will be asked for each child's name, date of birth and a valid mobile number
- Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org You will need to include each child's name, date of birth and a valid mobile number
Please be patient when calling as we anticipate a high volume of enquiries. We can confirm that you can contact us at anytime during the six weeks and you will still be eligible for the full amount.
What children eat is an important part of their learning experience; health and progress stem from their eating habits which are established in their formative years at primary school.
Our meals are provided by County Caterers and prepared on site. Details of their menus can be found on the Warwickshire County Council website here – https://educaterers.co.uk/our-menus
Universal Free School Meals for infants
From September 2014 the Government is funding universal free school meals for infant pupils. Therefore all children in school years Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will now be eligible to receive a free school meal from September 2014.
If your child is eligible under this new scheme it means they will be able to enjoy delicious, healthy meals. This also means that you will not have the additional effort and expense of making packed lunches every day. This equates to a saving of around £380.00 per year.
Key Stage 2 School Meals
School meals are available to children in Key stage 2 at a cost for £2.30 a day or £11.50 a week. Payment is to be made via the online payment system. Please see the office for details.
If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals:-
Child Tax Credit but do not receive Working Tax Credit and that annual income is less than £16,109
- Income Support
- Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Asylum Seeker (Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, Part VI)