Christmas Break & Online Learning Week 14/12/2020 to 03/01/2021

During the final week of term and during the Christmas holidays, Free School Meals vouchers will be issued by Cardiff Council to all those entitled to FSM. 

Letters will be sent to families directly from Cardiff Council contiaing a voucher code that can be used to redeem food at the following shops: Aldi, Asda, Iceland, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

The letter will look like this, look out for it in the post:


       Free School Meals queries during COVID-19

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In order to qualify for Free School Meals, you should be recieving one of the following:

- Income Support

- Job Seekers Allowance (income based)

- Employment Support Allowance (income based)

- Pension Credit

- Child Tax Credit with annual income of less than £16,190




Policy on School Meals 

The Council, in addition to providing Free Meals to pupils legally entitled to receive them, operates a catering service available to all pupils in most primary schools. The price of the meal is constant throughout the County but the type of service offered varies in accordance with the individual requirements of each school.

In secondary schools a cash cafeteria system operates offering a wide choice of food at affordable prices. Children entitled to a free school meal receive a pass enabling them to purchase food to a certain value.

 Free School Meals

The provision of free school meals is confined to families in receipt of Income Support, Income Related Employment Support Allowance, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit with an income less than £16,190 (Any Families in receipt of Working Tax Credit do not qualify).

You can see more information from the council by clicking here.

For further information, please contact:

Chief Schools & Lifelong Learning Officer
Schools & Lifelong Learning Service
Cardiff Council
County Hall
CF10 4UW

Tel: 029 2087 2803

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