From week beginning 27th April the local authority will be issuing food vouchers for every child eligible for free school meals on a fortnightly basis. Vouchers will be emailed directly to families via their personal email address. The vouchers can be used in most major supermarkets.
Families without access to an email will have alternative arrangements made for the collection of the voucher. This will be communicated via school text messaging service.
Free school meals hubs have been established across the city. Any child eligible for free school meals will be able to attend any hub setting (times to be agreed locally) to collect a lunch of a sandwich, crisps, snack and a piece of fruit.
We are unable to arrange delivery to children who are self-isolating or socially distancing, however affected families can make local arrangements for someone else to attend and collect on their behalf.
Hubs will be issuing food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Our local Free School Meal Hub is based at Newport High School.
For pupils who normally receive free school meals, the following arrangements will be in place for meal collection from 30th March:
From Monday, the lunch offer will be as follows:
Food will be available for collection from Newport High School on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays only. On Mondays and Wednesdays you will be able to collect 2 days of lunches to avoid making journeys for food collection every day.
FSM Provision during the Easter Break
Free school meals will continue to be provided during the Easter break. Chartwells School Catering are providing this on behalf of Newport City Council. The collection hub for this for our school is at Newport High School. A weekly packed lunch box will be available for collection during the Easter period and will be on the following dates: Tuesday 7th April open for collection 10am until 12 noon Tuesday 14th April open for collection 10am until 12 noon There will be sufficient food for your child’s lunches in these packs for the full school week. Normal collection times will resume on Monday 20th April.