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National free school meal scheme

Dear Parent/Carer,


It has been confirmed that during the closure, schools should continue to provide free school meals or food parcels for pupils who are eligible for benefits related free school meals.


The DFE have announced that the national free school meals voucher scheme will soon be available again to provide support to families who are eligible for benefits related free school meals during term time. This will be managed centrally by the Department for Education and provided by Edenred.


Eastcroft Park have been contacted by Edenred and it has been confirmed that Eastcroft Park cannot order any vouchers until Tuesday 19th January 2021. Once these Vouchers are ordered it can take up to four days for parents/carers to receive the email containing information on how to download their voucher.


The voucher will cover the period between 18th January to 12th February (4 weeks) and will be worth £60 the scheme does not cover half term .

Further information will be sent out by parentapp/website/twitter

The email address used will be the one we hold in school - if you need to amend your email address you have only today to change it by emailing


Also if you require any further information please email - thankyou