Free School Meals has changed
One of the biggest changes is the introduction of a new qualifying benefit. Universal Credit (UC) is now a qualifying benefit. It is anticipated that the roll out of this benefit and the phasing out of existing qualifying benefits should be completed by March 2022.
Free School Meal applications are now made online via the Free School Meal “Citizen Portal” . You will then be given an instant decision. If you awarded Free School Meals you will be given a unique code which will need to be given to the school office either in writing or via email (a copy of the original code is preferable).
Free School Meal Guidance Documents – Free School Meals Guidance – April 2018
Qualifying Benefits and Criteria – https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/school-meals
Apply for Free School Meals – Here
We have been sent the letter below from our Catering Contractor, Devon Norse. We have published it to reassure any of you who may have had concerns. Please ask to speak to Mrs Harvey or a member of our catering team if you have any questions.