Free school meals

Food Vouchers during the winter school holidays 2022-23

Newham Council is allocating funding from Department for Work and Pension’s Household Support Fund to schools to provide food vouchers to children eligible for free school meals for the Christmas holiday.

The Council is issuing a grant payment to all infant, junior, primary and secondary schools in Newham and schools will provide vouchers to parents before the holiday.

The funding will cover food voucher costs for children in years Reception to year 11 who are currently in receipt of statutory (benefits related) Free School Meals (FSM), to cover the 10 days of the December Christmas holiday period – a total of £30 per child.