Universal Free School Meals
Currently, every infant child in full time education in England is given a free school lunch when they are in school. This is called Universal Free School Meals.
Pupil Premium/Free School Meals
If you have certain circumstances (listed below), you will be entitled to Pupil Premium/Free School Meals. This means that the school is given extra funding towards the education of your child. The extra funding will go to Free School Meals (for Junior children who are do not receive Universal Free School Meals) and may go towards trips, clubs and extra teaching activities.
To be entitled to Free School Meal funding, your child must be in full time education.
If you or your partner receive any of the following benefits you can apply for free school meals.
If you believe you are entitled to Free School Meal Funding, you can apply here: https://liverpool.gov.uk/benefits/free-school-meals/
If your child is entitled to Pupil Premium/Free School Meals then you should be receiving supermarket vouchers, provided by the government and being distributed by school during the school closure.
Please note: The supermarket voucher scheme is not currently running for all infant children, just those who meet the requirements above.
If you believe you should be receiving vouchers and have not, please first visit the above link and fill in an application to check if you are eligible. The application tells you instantly if you have been approved or not.
If you have been approved, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you have just been approved online.