Free School Meals Entitlement Update

Free School Meals Entitlement Update

Good morning,

We wanted to provide a further update regarding support for those families who are entitled to Free School Meals.

Scam Update

It would seem that Fraudsters are taking advantage of the COVID-19 disruption and we are seeing a number of new scams circulating.

We have been made aware of a scam around Free Schools Meals and fraudsters tricking people into sharing bank details. If you are sent any communication relating to Free School Meals and are asked to provide your bank details, please do not respond – this is a scam.

What are we doing?

Today, we will be posting out a new Asda gift card and covering letter to all of our families who are entitled to Free School Meals. The balance applied to this card will cover up to Friday 24th April (excluding the Easter holidays), at a rate of £2.50 per school day for every eligible Free School Meal recipient.

Parents and Carers will be able to check the balance online before going shopping.

Please keep this Asda gift card safe. We will continue to top-up these cards regularly for as long as we need to.

If you have any questions or queries, please email admin@cloughwood.cheshire.sch.uk

Thank you,
Jane Evans
Director of Finance and Resources