New Direct Payment System for Free School Meals

New direct payment system for free school meals

Important information for parents and carers of pupils who receive free school meals

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A new payment system is being set up for pupils who receive free school meals.

It will start on Friday 27 March and run throughout the current health crisis.

Parents and carers of pupils who receive free school meals will be sent a message twice a week from the council. It will include a voucher code for £10.00 (you will receive a total of £20.00 per child per week).

The message will be sent either as a text message to your mobile phone, by email or as a printed copy if you don’t have internet access.

You can use the voucher code at any shop that accepts Pay Point, for a list of your local Pay Point retailers visit and enter your postcode.

For more information, please email the free school meals team on: new window

Funding from this came from the £3m emergency fund the council has set aside to respond to the health crisis.


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