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Letter from Oldham Council regarding Summer Free School Meal vouchers

Letter from Oldham Council regarding the Spring Bank Holiday Fund

Letter from Oldham Council regarding Easter food fund voucher

Free School Meal Vouchers 

 

School have now received guidance regarding the distribution of Free School Meal vouchers during school closure. We have now released the first vouchers to those families who are entitled to means-tested Free School Meals. 

 

If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals please follow the link below and complete the application form: 

 

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/forms/form/525/en/free_school_meals_fsm_application_form

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact school. 

 

 

Easter Holiday Free School Meal voucher 

 

We have now released the £30 voucher to those families who are entitled to Means Tested Free School Meals. Please ensure you activate your child's voucher. 

 

If you are having any problems with this the link below shows you have to use the Wonde system that school uses to release these vouchers. 

 

https://help.schoolvouchers.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360014448678-How-to-access-your-voucher

 

The letter below has been received for Oldham Local Authority regarding the Easter food voucher.

 

Christmas holiday Free School Meal voucher 

 

We have now released the £30 voucher to those families who are entitled to Means Tested Free School Meals. Please ensure you activate your child's voucher. 

 

If you are having any problems with this the link below shows you have to use the Wonde system that school uses to release these vouchers. 

 

https://help.schoolvouchers.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360014448678-How-to-access-your-voucher

 

Free School Meals

 

Currently under the government's Universal Infant Free School Meals all children in state funding schools in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. 

 

In addition to this you can apply for free school meals if your child attends a local authority maintained school and you receive one of the following regardless of which year group they are in: 

 
  • Income Support (IS)

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)

  • An income-related employment and support allowance

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed the current year’s level

  • the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finished, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week.

  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month) )

 

Additionally:

 
  • You, as the parent or guardian, must Receive Child Benefit for the child you are responsible for.

  • Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.

  • Children who receive “education suitable for children who have not attained compulsory school age” will still need to satisfy the additional requirement of “receiving education both before and after the lunch period”, before being eligible to receive free school meals. 

  • There are also cases where the parent/guardian whose children may be eligible for free school meals is not on Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction, i.e. where they are not the householder.  This is generally the case where the pupils’ parent/guardian lives in another household.


To apply for this please follow the link below and complete the application. If your application is successful you and school will be notified and your child will be added to the Free School register and receive a Free School Meal. 

 

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/forms/form/525/en/free_school_meals_fsm_application_form

 

During the current COVID-19 pandemic school has adopted a voucher system. Free School Meal vouchers will be sent via text for you to activate your supermarket of choice. 

 

If you apply for Free School Meals during the COVID-19 pandemic school will be notified and contact you regarding your child’s voucher. 

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