We are providing free school meals vouchers to families entitled to benefit related free school meals. families in Bath and North East Somerset who receive benefit-related free school meals will now continue to be supported with food costs during school holidays until the end of Easter 2024.
We are providing an electronic voucher worth £15 per child for the Easter holidays, which can be used at one of the supermarkets listed below to purchase food and essential items.
We are distributing the vouchers electronically where possible, and in exceptional circumstances, we can help families who may find this difficult.
We are also providing vouchers to families attending early years settings that would have qualified for benefit related free school meals if their child was of school age.
How the scheme works
This voucher system will be the same as our previous process during the summer period.
You will receive ‘Select’ codes with a web link to our supplier, Hawk Incentives, which will take you to a page where you will be presented with a selection of supermarkets to choose from and a reward total which can be split between different supermarkets. Select codes can be added for each qualifying child to increase the reward total. These will be issued as £15 per child for the May half term.
Once you have selected your supermarket, you can checkout your vouchers via the shopping basket. After entering your name and email address, vouchers will be emailed to you within 24 to 72 hours.
The Select codes will only be valid for 2 months, so you must make your choice promptly. However, once you have selected your supermarkets and received your vouchers, the normal time limits for each store will apply.
If you have previously applied and received a voucher for the Easter holidays, we will email you to ask you to confirm whether you would like a voucher for the May half term. Once you confirm this, we will email you a Select code, or multiple codes if you have more than one eligible child.
|Brand||Where you can spend it|
|Morrison's||In store only|
|Sainsbury's||In store only|
|Tesco||In store only|
|Aldi||In store only|
|Asda||In store and online|
|John Lewis/Waitrose||In store and online|
|Marks & Spencer||In store and online|
|Farmfoods||In store only|
|Iceland||In store only|
To receive the free school meal supermarket vouchers, your child must be eligible for or receiving benefit-related free school meals (and therefore, their school will receive the pupil premium funding) and they must attend a maintained school or academy in Bath and North East Somerset.
Please visit our benefit-related free school meals page to find out more about eligibility, and then use the form below to make an application for free school meal supermarket vouchers.
Before you apply
You can apply for the vouchers online. You'll need to tell us:
- Your name
- Contact details
- National Insurance number
- Details of your children and the school they attend
What happens next?
We will review your application within 7 calendar days. If you are eligible we will send you an email with a link to a website where you can claim a voucher for one of the supermarkets listed above.
When you receive the voucher you'll need to save it to your smartphone or device, as we won't issue replacements. You may want to print the voucher off before you take it to the supermarket. The voucher must be redeemed in full in one transaction and change will not be given.