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Free School Meals

If your child is registered to receive free school meals then your child can purchase healthy food and drinks from the school canteen at break and/or lunchtime to the maximum of £2.10 per day. This is a saving of up to £399 per year.

Do you qualify for Free School Meals?

If you have a child attending a Sheffield school or maintained nursery, you may be entitled to free school meals if you receive any of these benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods) 
  • Income Support
  • income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income related Employment Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

How to apply for Free School Meals

If you wish to apply for free school meals you can contact school who can support you with your application or you can apply online here.

Other Students who may be eligible for Free School Meals

Other students may be eligible for free school meals if they come under the following groups:

  • Zambrano carers
  • Families who have no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction
  • a subset of failed asylum seekers supported under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Chen carers
  • Families holding a BN(O) passport
  • Spousal visa holders
  • Work visa holders
  • Student visa holders
  • Those with no immigration status

If any of the above apply, please contact the school for a self-declaration application form.

If you are currently a family hosting a Ukrainian family, please contact the school and an application can be made for the Ukrainian students.
 

Sheffield Healthy Holidays- Summer HAF 2022

There are lots of fun free activities for children and young people in receipt of benefits-related/income-based free school meals, from Reception to Y11, to access during the summer break as part of the Sheffield Healthy Holidays programme.  Places on the
programme are limited.

Each eligible household from Monday, July 4th will receive a letter inviting them to participate in the programme.  The booking system will ‘go live on Monday, July 4th at 10am.  There is a full programme of activities across the city.

For more information and how to book online, please visit 

https://sheffieldhealthyholidays.org/

If you have any queries about the programme, please contact
hafprogramme2021@sheffield.gov.uk or phone our dedicated HAF phone number 0114
2039303.
Please note children in receipt of universal free school meals (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) are not eligible for this programme.

Sheffield City Council Food Vouchers for the May Spring Bank Holiday 

Sheffield City Council will be providing eligible families with a £15 food voucher from Monday 16 May.  They will write to families with full details of how vouchers can be accessed.  

Parents/carers need to go to the following website to redeem their vouchers - www.selectyourcompliment.co.uk/grocery

  1. Enter your unique 16-digit e-Code and select their chosen supermarket. Edenred give them a choice of 10 supermarkets: Aldi, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S, McColl’s, Company Shop, Iceland and Farmfoods.
  2. Parents/Carers are able to download their vouchers for more than one supermarket. For example, £10 for Aldi and £5 for Asda.
  3. The downloaded E-Gift Card/Voucher will arrive by email within 24 hours. If they can’t find this, they should check their Junk/Spam folder

Please note codes need to be activated within 3 months or they will be cancelled. Once they have claimed their voucher on the Edenred website the voucher will be valid for 12 months.

For a "How to guide" in accessing your vouchers please watch the video below.

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The FSM Voucher helpline will be available on 0114 2734567, option 4, option 3, and can offer help to parents experiencing difficulties with their e-Codes or with general FSM enquiries.

Parents/carers can also contact Edenred directly with an enquiry about an eCode or voucher at freeschoolmealsparentscarers@edenred.com or telephone 0333 400 5932.