I thought I would update you about the situation regarding free school meal (FSM) entitlement if your child is not currently attending school, especially as there is a lot of press speculation at the moment. The government has yet to publish any detail about the financial help they will offer. So, as a school we are using the funding we currently have for FSMs to purchase a £10 voucher for all those children entitled to FSMs that are not in school. The first vouchers have been sent to those families that are entitled to them and we will continue to do that. Similarly, if the government offer any extra funding to increase this to £15 a week we will make sure that extra gets to all the families entitled to it.
As soon as I know more about the government's plans, I will be in contact.