We are still waiting for further details from the government on the “voucher” that they announced for children who are entitled to free school meals (not fully-funded meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).
This is a problem that all schools are facing and we are keen to ensure that, any solution we put in place, does not involve children gathering together and risking spreading the virus.
Therefore, in the short term, we will continue to provide food for the children every day (excluding weekends and holidays). This will be in the form of a packed lunch and this service will start from Monday 23rd March 2020. The packed lunch will be available for collection from the main school office between 12.00pm and 1.00pm.
This will ensure – while we are still trying to get information from the government on exactly how vouchers can be provided – the children still get their entitlement.
If you are a parent / carer entitled to free school meals, you will shortly receive a MyED message. If you would like your child to collect a packed lunch on a daily basis, please reply to the message saying that you want it!