National Free School Meals Voucher scheme starts today in England

Monday 18 January 2021

Today in England is the launch of the Free School Meals voucher scheme.

The scheme runs for four weeks, from 18 January – 12 February.

Schools have a choice whether to use the vouchers or to put in place alternative arrangements. If your child is eligible for free school meals but you’re not sure what the arrangements are, speak to the school.

If your school is using the vouchers, here is an overview of how the scheme works.

Each of the UK nations are running similar schemes, but the way these work will differ. Find Covid-19 information across the UK at: