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Exning Primary School

  2. Support for parents & carers
  3. Free School Meals during COVID-19 pandemic

Free School Meals during COVID-19 pandemic

If you believe you are eligible for a free school meal due to low income, please apply for free schools meals.  For the latest information from Suffolk CC regarding Free School Meals, please click here.

National Free School Voucher Scheme

During these challenging times, many families have been concerned about how they will receive the financial support they need to feed their children at home without the free school meal entitlement during the partial closure of schools.

To help deliver this support, Edenred UK are working with the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver supermarket vouchers to those families, where schools are not able to make food available directly to families.

You will receive this support;

  • In the form of an eCode that you can redeem online from a selection of supermarket ‘eGift cards’ if the school has a working email address for you, or;
  • If you do not have an email address or access to the internet, your school will print off the voucher, or ‘eGift card’, and post it to your home address, or arrange a collection if easy and safe to do so.

Free School Meal Voucher Scheme Information

FAQ About the free school meal voucher scheme

The DfE have informed us that some parents across the country have received an email stating:
‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’.

This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately.  We are not aware of any parents in our school that this has happened to, but please contact us to check any emails that looks suspicious.