Free School Meal Provision

Free school meal provision over the Easter holiday

Schools and further education providers do not need to provide lunch parcels or vouchers during the Easter holidays. The COVID Winter Grant Scheme is in place to support individuals, families and children with food and other essentials outside of term-time and will operate through the Easter holidays. This scheme, run by local authorities, operated successfully in the Christmas and February half-term holidays and ensures that families and children who require it, including those eligible for free school meals, can receive the support they need.

Further information on the provision of free school meals and the COVID Winter Grant Scheme can be found in our guidance on providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

If your children do not currently get free school meals, please apply here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Please see below the details for providing vouchers for free school meals students during the school closure.

Since the closure we have only been able to provide meals for student on site, but I am pleased to announce that we have now activated a voucher system.

Vouchers for £15 per week per child will be available. The first payment will be of £30, which will include the week beginning the 23rd of March and the week beginning the 30th March.  The four main supermarkets will accept these vouchers: Sainsbury’s Tesco, ASDA and Morrisons. The vouchers will have a 3-month expiry date, so please spend them before this time.

You can find full details here:

Please follow the steps below to ensure that you do not miss out on your child free school meals money.

  1. Please click here to confirm your email address and phone number.
  2. You will then receive a voucher via email.
  3. Please check your junk folder if it has not arrived.

If the link does not work, please email enquiries@barnhill.school with these details: Your name, your children’s names, your email, your mobile phone number.  Please put ‘Free school meals’ in the email title.