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Free School Meals: Government funded E-Voucher Scheme

Over the weekend, The Government has decided to bring forward the new FSM Voucher Scheme to cover the Easter holidays. This means that eligible families will receive a weekly £15-00 voucher for every child in full time education at Oakham (not including nursery).


The scheme will be managed by Edenred and can be used at: Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and M&S (other supermarkets are being consulted and may also join this scheme).


In order to qualify for the new scheme, you will have had to previously apply for Free School Meals and be in receipt of these during this academic year, 2019-20.


If your family circumstances have recently changed and you have applied for Free School Meals, we will add you to the scheme as soon as we are notified by the Local Authority via their regular system updates. 


All information regarding how to apply to Sandwell Council can be found at


Families who are using the Universal Free School Meal offer available to all Reception and Key Stage One children do not automatically qualify for the Edenred scheme.


Current qualifying criteria are:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)                                                                                 

We are currently completing the online preparations to enable administration of this scheme and all eligible families will receive an e-mail from Edenred during this week.


This scheme will provide you with an E-Voucher which can be presented on your smart-phone/tablet at the supermarkets previously listed.


Alternatively, the E-Voucher can be printed and handed over at the till. If families are unable to do either of these options, please contact the school and a paper copy will be provided for you to collect and sign for.


Therefore, from Monday 13th April 2020, we will end the £10-00 ASDA provision for all Pupil Premium families and switch to the FSM E-Voucher Scheme with Edenred, for eligible families only.


Any enquiries or issues around the E-Voucher scheme should be sent to