Cottons Farm Academy

Cottons Farm Academy

Covid-19 - National Free School Meal (FSM) Voucher Scheme.- updated 21/4/2020

From 6th April we started using the government’s national free school meal voucher scheme to issue weekly vouchers to families eligible for FSM.

Please note that this does not include the universal infant free school meals scheme.

This new scheme only sends e-codes to email addresses and DOES NOT send a text to a smartphone.

Vouchers are now being issued to cover the Easter holiday. The vouchers will equate to £15- per eligible child per week. 1 voucher is being sent out weekly to cover the cost of all eligible children – ie if you have 2 children you will receive 1 voucher for £30 each week thereafter until your child returns to school.

On the following dates you will receive an email with an e-Code and instructions on how to download a voucher for your chosen supermarket.

14th April - You will receive 2 vouchers to cover week commencing 6 th April and 13th April
17th April – You will receive 1 voucher to cover w/c 20th April
24th April – You will receive 1 voucher to cover w/c 27th April

We are aware that some parents are experiencing problems in redeeming the vouchers online and are facing delays in receiving e-gift cards. This is due to the huge number of schools and parents logging onto the website in these early days of the scheme. We are monitoring the situation and if you have persistent problems please keep us informed by email. We can’t necessarily do anything to help you, but it is useful for us to understand the issues you are facing with this scheme.

In order to make sure you can access your voucher please keep us updated with any changes to your email and other contact details to: info@cottonsfarm.theharmonytrust.org giving the name of your child and your new details.

Please note there have been reports of families, not ours, receiving scam emails and text messages from fraudsters asking for banking details in order to provide access to FSM vouchers, we will never ask for your bank details in order to supply the vouchers if you receive such requests please delete them as they will be fraudulent.

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