Free School Meals (FSM) provision during school Summer holiday
Children who live in Hull and are currently receiving free school meals will receive food vouchers worth £15 over the Summer holiday.
During term time all children eligible for free school meals who attend Hull schools are either receiving free meals at school, food parcels or supermarket vouchers via their school for those learning at home.
Parents living in Hull whose children attend Hull schools will be sent a text or an email asking them to choose the supermarket of their choice. Vouchers for their chosen supermarket will then be sent directly to the family ahead of half term.
We are funding £15 per week meal vouchers for all Hull resident pupils who are currently in receipt of Free School Meals.
If your child is in resident in Hull and in receipt of FSM and attends -
- a Hull school then the school will arrange for the vouchers to be provided
- an East Riding School please contact your school first to see if they are arranging the vouchers. If not please contact us by emailing - CovidEd@hullcc.gov.uk
For families with urgent food needs who would like referring to food banks or other charities locally, you can complete the COVID-19 Community Support Form via the below link -
Your data will be shared with relevant third parties to enable them to assist you.
You can apply for free school meals if your child attends a Hull school or sixth form on a full time basis (this includes Hull College 14-16 direct entry, academies and free schools) by registering on My School Portal and completing the online form. You must be in receipt of one of the following benefits -
- income support
- income based jobseekers allowance
- income related employment and support allowance (ESA – IR)
- universal credit if the household is earning less than £7,400 per year
- asylum seekers (receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999)
- the guaranteed element of state pension credit
- child tax credit (with an annual income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
- working tax credit run on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
You can claim if you are over 16 years of age and are receiving one of the above qualifying benefits.
If your child is attending an East Riding school, you should apply to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
You will be notified of the decision by letter within seven days and the school will be notified electronically if approved.