This service has been affected by our response to coronavirus.

Alternative provision

Our Club 365 programme which provides hot lunches and activities at weekends and holidays has not been able to take place as normal this year due to the pandemic.

With Covid-19 restrictions continuing to impact Club 365 provision, and based on the success of the voucher scheme, parents of primary pupils who, under revenue and benefits criteria are eligible for free school meals will now receive a voucher every four weeks.

Payments will be made automatically on a four-weekly basis using the same mobile phone text/ paypoint approach. Eligible parents/ carers will receive a voucher of approximately £19.44 per child to cover weekend lunch costs. This payment will be higher during holiday periods.

The new voucher payment system will begin week commencing 21 September. Vouchers can be redeemed by being cashed and then spent on food at any shop which has Paypoint, with a list of locations being available at new window.

For all enquiries, please email: 

To find out if you are eligible for free school meals, please contact the council's Financial Inclusion Team on 01698 332551 or by email


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