• The Fountains Federation

New Free School Meal Vouchers: FAQ

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

You may have seen on the news last week that the Government have launched the National Voucher Scheme for children that are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.  The voucher will be to the value of £15 each week to be redeemed from a website called Edenred and can be used in-store and online at a range of high street supermarkets. There are links below to their website for further information and for Parent/Carer 'Frequently Asked Questions'.

Please do not contact the school office with queries at this time. This new scheme is different to the previously allocated vouchers you have received and is not yet active for our school.

We will be in touch with you as soon as the new voucher scheme is in place and we are in a position to allocate them.

Click here to find out more about the Edenred voucher scheme

Click here to read the Parent/Carer Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read the DfE Free School Meals Voucher Service Privacy Notice

Who can get free school meals?

You can claim free school meals for your children if you are in receipt of any of these:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and the household income is not more than £16,190. Please note: anyone receiving Working Tax Credit, or if you have a partner and they receive it, regardless of Income, you will not qualify the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit (from 30th April 2005)

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


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