Free School Meals
Free School Meals update (20th January 2021)
There will be a change in the way you will receive your free school meal vouchers from Monday 25th January.
As you will be aware the government has re-opened the national scheme operated by an organisation called Edenred, who supplied the FSM vouchers during last year's lockdown. Therefore, from next week you will receive your voucher through this organisation.
How will I receive my voucher?
An email will be sent to you son/daughter's school email address next week with full details of how to access your supermarket voucher.
You will receive an ‘E-code’ from Edenred and you can use this code to download a voucher from a supermarket of your choice. You can shop with the voucher by either showing it on your phone at the supermarket or printing it off.
Further information can also be found at Edenred's website.
After this week, there are three weeks to half term. You will receive codes for vouchers as follows:
w/c 25th Jan – 2 weeks of vouchers worth £30
w/c 8th Feb – 1 weeks of vouchers worth £15
During the half term period, Wirral Council is arranging for food hampers to be delivered (as they did at Christmas).
After half term, if students are asked to continue to work from home, the vouchers will be supplied by Edenred and we will send them out every two weeks. If plans change, we will of course update you with revised details.
If you have any questions, please contact your son/daughter's Year Leader.
Instructions for accessing a student’s email
Am I eligible for Free School Meals?
You may be able to claim Free School Meals if, as a parent, you receive financial support from the government.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
You can apply for Free School Meals online using this link: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims-wirral
We would encourage you to take up your entitlement to Free School Meals if you are eligible.