The government recently announced that families in receipt of free school meals would be entitled to a voucher over the Christmas period.
They have since advised:
'Covid-19 Winter Grant Food Vouchers For Low Income Families, 2020 has been a challenging year for families and many are struggling financially due to the impact of coronavirus.
We are pleased to tell you that for the two week Christmas holiday period (weeks commencing 21 and 28 December 2020), low income families, that are in receipt of Council tax support, will get a voucher payment of £15 per child per week to go towards the cost of their Christmas food bill.
Letters including instructions on how to redeem voucher codes, will be received by families week commencing the 14 December 2020. Please note these vouchers will be distributed via the Council and not by schools directly.'
We have contacted all families in receipt of free school meals within school to ensure their contact information is correct.
However, we know people's circumstances can change and recommend families check if they are entitled to free school meals using the links below: