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Danesholme Junior Academy

Free School Meals

Please see below useful information regarding Free School Meals. 

October 2020: Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) has announced it is providing free school meal vouchers to children in the county who qualify for free school meals, during the half term break.

This is being funded using the money received from central government and provided to NCC for COVID-19-related costs, which includes support for children.

Distribution of the vouchers will only be made to families who have previously applied and have been deemed eligible for free school meals.


Please visit their website for further information and to register your details for this service: 

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/Pages/free-school-meals-vouchers.aspx

Danesholme Junior Academy will not be involved in administering this scheme - you must contact Nortants County Council directly. Thank you. 

 

How does the scheme work?

The scheme is being delivered using an online platform, which will distribute the vouchers directly to the email addresses of eligible parents. The email will appear in parents' inboxes as a message from Northamptonshire County Council.

 

Applying for Free School Meal entitlement for Northamptonshire County Council

 

To check if you are eligible for free school meals, please visit:

https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/Pages/free-school-meals.aspx

 

❗Please note: Each sibling must have an application for Free School Meals, either on the same application or individually.

 

Once you receive your application reference number and accompanying email, please provide this to the school office by emailing admin@danesholmejunioracademy.org

 

🗓️Free school meals take approximately 7-10 working days to be authorised. Once authorised, Danesholme Junior Academy then receives a notification from Northamptonshire County Council with a start date. This may take longer at present due to the Covid-19 lock down.

 

✔️Danesholme Junior Academy will inform you when your claim has been accepted by Northamptonshire County Council and will inform Kingswood Catering.

 

Kingswood Catering cannot issue your Free School Meal entitlement until they have had notification from Danesholme Junior Academy. 

Any payments made to Kingswood Catering will be backdated and refunded up until your entitlement start date but only once Northamptonshire County Council inform us of your Free School Meal entitlement start date.

 

Contacting Northamptonshire County Council Free School Meal Team

Please see below contact details for applications and queries regarding Free School Meals.

NOTE: Due to the current Corvid-19 situation, Northants County Council are operating a website and email only service.

Email:

freeschoolmeals@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk

Website:

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/Pages/free-school-meals.aspx

Telephone:

0300 126 1000

Office hours:

Monday & Tuesday – 8:30am til 4:30pm

Wednesday – 8:30am til 12:00pm