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Free School Meals

Please read the letter below. Also visit the free school meals and food support page from the menu, under COVID19.

CATTON GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL Striving for Excellence You may have seen in the press that the government has, finally, developed a scheme to enable all eligible pupils to receive a free school meal (FSM) by issuing either electronic or physical vouchers redeemable at specific supermarkets. Here are the details: • The scheme is operational in TERM-TIME only. • Each voucher is worth £3 per day per pupil – the equivalent of £15 per week. • Vouchers will be issued on a WEEKLY basis. • Vouchers can be issued on a rolling basis if necessary. • At the moment, vouchers may be redeemed in Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and M&S. • Schools are responsible for issuing the vouchers.

We are in the process of collecting and collating e-mail addresses of as many parents/carers as possible in order to be able to issue the majority of vouchers electronically.

If we do not have an e-mail address for you, we will post a paper voucher to you. We aim to implement the scheme from the start of next term, the 20th April so will issue vouchers from that date.

If you think you might be eligible for FSM we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the scheme. You can do so from here: - then, click on ‘Apply for Free School Meals’ and fill in the form. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times.

We are trying to make sure that we make sense of the information that is coming to us in order to be able to continue to support you and your children – it is not always straightforward as I am sure you can imagine!

Please keep an eye on the website and look out for text messages informing you of information to be posted. Take care and keep safe – we are here to help as much as we can.

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