In his lockdown statement, Boris Johnson confirmed that the free school meal scheme will be continued throughout the duration of lockdown.

Once the scheme is up and running, families who are entitled to free school meals for their children will receive vouchers to the value of their child’s meal allowance to spend in local supermarkets. We will be issuing these vouchers as soon as possible in the coming weeks as advised by Northumberland County Council and the government. In the interim, we will be providing weekly food parcels to those families most in need.

Please note, this offer does not apply to children in Key Stage 1 who have a free school meal through the universal offer.

Watch this space for more information coming very soon!

Latest Government guidance on free school meals can be found here.