School Meal Vouchers

Hello all,

We are still waiting clarification on the school meal vouchers which may be given to families eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Our local authority is still providing packed lunches for eligible children at the moment! Here are some of the facts I know and a link to the government information page:

1. We can only issue if our LA cannot provide the service needed - we are waiting for further advice on this.

2. If issued the vouchers are term time only so the earliest it would start is 20/04/2020.

3. We can issue ecodes so we will need your email addresses

4. The voucher is valued at £15 per child, each week and can only be spent on certain essential items

5. Children attending school will not get a voucher as school will provide their meal

Follow this link to find out more:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools

It would be a good idea to now check if you are entitled to benefits-related free school meals as you may benefit from this scheme when it is all sorted!! Follow this link to find out more! https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

I will let you know when I hear more!

Stay safe everyone

Mrs Richardson

Contact the School

Rainford C E Primary School

Cross Pit Lane
Rainford
St Helens
WA11 8AJ

Main Contact: Jayne Owens (Office)

Tel: 01744 883281
Fax: 01744 886495
rainfordp@sthelens.org.uk