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Free School Meals Offer

Posted on: 26/03/2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Dear Parents/Carers

I am pleased to announce that as of next Monday those pupils in receipt of Free School Meals will have a food ‘box’ delivered to school. Unfortunately this service is not being provided for those pupils on Universal Free School Meals (the entitlement for all year groups Reception, 1 and 2 pupils), only those who are in receipt of certain benefits. If you are not sure about your eligibility please do not hesitate to contact us on the support email If your financial situation has changed as a result of the current pandemic, and you wish to see if you now qualify for Free School Meals, please follow the link below:

We are currently looking at the best and safest way to distribute these ‘boxes’ to you and this will be communicated either this Friday or Monday next week.

These ‘boxes’ are coming centrally from County, due to the nature of what is able to be provided it may be that the food is not necessarily appropriate for all eligible pupils, ie those on a blended diet or pureed food. It is likely the offer will be food that could create a sandwich lunch box type daily meal.

However families may wish to continue to receive these ‘boxes’ in order to support the rest of the family in this challenging time.

If you do not wish to receive this food ‘box’ please can you let me know via and we will look at distributing it to another family who we know may be going through a difficult time as a result of the situation we are currently in.

Best wishes

Vicky Oliver-Catt​ - Deputy Headteacher

Written by Fordwater School