National Free School Voucher Scheme
The National Free School Meal Voucher Scheme is now in the process of being set up, once we have collated parent emails for those pupils who are eligible by benefit-related free school meals, parents will start to receive weekly E-Codes which will be sent to their chosen email address they provided to school.
When you receive your 16 digit E-Code, you will need to access www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk to choose your preferred supermarket E-Gift card which will be worth £15.00. You will not be able to use the E-Code directly with retailers, it must be exchanged for an E-Gift card.
Parent & Carer FAQ’s
How do I use my E-code to select a supermarket E-Gift Card?
What Supermarkets can I pick from?
How do I know what the value of the E-Code is?
The value will be stated in the email sent to you by school. This has been set at £15.00 per week for one child. If you have two children attending school you may receive one E-Code at £30.00 or two E-Codes at £15.00
Do I have to use the full value of the E-Code when choosing my E-Gift card?
Yes, your balance will be visible on the webpage
Can I choose to redeem my E-Code at more than one supermarket?
How long do I have to redeem the E-Code? And what happens if my E-Code has expired?
What can I purchase in-store with the E-Gift Card?
The E-Gift card is issued to you in respect of the Free School Meal benefit and will only be accepted for the purchase of food and groceries
How do I use a supermarket E-Gift card?
My School has ordered an E-Code for me, but is hasn’t come through to my email?
I have ordered an E-Gift Card and it hasn’t come through to my Email?
I am not able to get to the supermarket?
You can forward the supermarket E-Gift card to someone else to purchase goods on your behalf if you are unable to get to the supermarket. The E-Gift card email contains a link to a barcode which can be presented at the till in-store.