The packed lunch (Grab n Go) offer provided from the start of lock down to pupils entitled to free school meals, will be replaced with a summer payment of £17.50 per week, per pupil. This will be paid to parents/carers in receipt of free school meals or a clothing grant during school session 2019/20.

How will payments be made to parents/carers?

We will make direct payments to your bank account, using the details we hold on your Free School Meals / Clothing Grant claim. This will be the same bank account we used to pay your Clothing Grant award, unless you have provided new bank details since then.

If no bank details are held on file, payments will be issued by cheque.

When will I be paid?

Payments will made in 3 instalments during the summer holidays as follows:

Payment date Amount paid per pupil For the period
26 June 2020 £35.00 26 June 2020 - 09 July 2020
10 July 2020 £35.00 10 July 2020 - 23 July 2020
24 July 2020 £45.50 24 July 2020 - 11 August 2020

Note: Payments should be received on dates highlighted though this may vary slightly depending on your bank and payment method.

Parents/carers will be emailed on Wednesday 24 June 2020 to confirm these arrangements.

Applications for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants for new academic year 2020/21

Applications for Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants are open for session 2020/21.

Other support for families

Any family facing food insecurity can also contact our Support for people team for help. They can be contacted on 0808 100 3161.