free school meals – could you be eligible?

The BBC recently published an article that centered around the fact that parents who previously could not apply for Free School Meals may now be able to if their financial situation has changed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52183713

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: ”It will be important to get the message out this week that children who qualify for FSM are covered by the national voucher scheme during the Easter holiday period.

”Parents who did not previously qualify for free school meals but whose income has reduced or stopped due to the coronavirus crisis, may qualify based on their new financial circumstances.

“Parents and carers should check local authority websites for how to apply.”

The link for applying for Free School Meals in St Helens is below:

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/benefits/free-school-meals-pupil-premium/