Free School Meals Update
We are aware that nationally Universal Credit claims have significantly increased in the present circumstances and more families may be eligible for Free School Meals vouchers whilst school is closed. This is the National Voucher system of £3 per day.
Although all children in Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2 automatically receive free school meals, this does not entitle all children in Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2 to FSM vouchers during the school closure. The vouchers can only be obtained via a separate application process. Any parent who has previously completed an application but was not entitled to Free School Meals at the time will not need to reapply. Your details are checked regularly against the government database by Merton Council and if you become entitled to Free School Meals status, Merton Council will inform the school and we will contact you. We would urge any parent who has not previously submitted an application to do so via the council’s website https://www.merton.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/free-school-meals. The school will advise you if you are entitled and, if you are, we will be able to arrange for you to receive your voucher.