Free School Meals
During the Coronavirus outbreak Chorus Education Trust schools are working with Sheffield City Council to ensure that families who usually receive Free Schools Meals (FSM) receive food vouchers during the school holiday periods.
We are contacting all those families who are currently receiving Free School Meals and registering them on the government scheme which is managed by Edenred.
Who is eligible for the supermarket vouchers?
The families of all those students who currently receive free school meals are eligible for the supermarket vouchers.
Details of eligibility for free school meals in Sheffield can be found here.
There may be families whose situation has changed and their child(ren) may be eligible for free school meals. They will need to apply for free school meals via the local council or authority using the link above.
How much are these vouchers worth?
The scheme provides a single voucher to the value of £15 each week for every child eligible for benefits-related free school meals, during school holidays.
How can families use these vouchers?
Sheffield City Council has produced a video explaining how the scheme will work:FThe Department for Education has produced help documents to explain how this works:
The Department for Education has produced this guides to help explain the process:
- Guide to using Free School Meals vouchers
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide about Free School Meals vouchers
The Sheffield City Council Helpline is also available to support parents on 0114 273 4567 and the School Food Service will respond to emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.