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Free school meal support to families with eligible learners

Coronavirus (Covid-19) ‘Free school meal’ support to families with eligible learners

In line with the Welsh Government announcement, from Monday the 12th April all learners were expected to return to school following the Easter break. Free school meal payments ended from this date, as meal provision is available in school. School registers are used to identify eligible pupils who are required to ‘self-isolate’ from this point, and a Free School Meal support payment of £3.90 per day will be paid into bank accounts via BACS.

Year 11 and Year 13

BACS payments will be made to the parents/carers of eligible learners in years 11 and 13 during the period that they are not required to attend school premises during the second half of the summer term 2021. Payments relating to weeks commencing 7th, 14th and 21st June will be made during the week commencing 21st June and will be weekly thereafter. These payments will continue until the end of the 2021 school summer holiday period.

School Holidays

The Welsh Government has also made available funding at the rate of £19.50 per week (£3.90 per day) per learner to make free school meal provision available during school holidays until Easter 2022. Accordingly BACS payments will continue to be made throughout school holiday periods.

School summer holiday 2021 payments will be made as follows:

school summer holiday payments
 Week commencing Monday Number of Holiday daysPayment made week commencing
 19/07/2021  3  26/07/2021
 26/07/2021  5  26/07/2021
 08/08/2021  5  02/08/2021
 09/08/2021  5  09/08/2021
 16/08/2021  5  16/08/2021
 23/08/2021  5  23/08/2021
 30/08/2021  3  23/08/2021

Payment for the 8 days inclusive of Wednesday 21st July to Friday 30th July will be paid week commencing 26th July at a value of £31.20 per learner.

Payment for the 8 days inclusive of Monday 23rd August to Wednesday 1st September will be paid week commencing 23rd August at a value of £31.20 per learner.