Direct payments for free school meals
Parents and guardians in receipt of direct payments for free school meals will continue to receive the payment for the first two weeks of term.
Those receiving the payment will be required to use the funds to pay for their child’s meal while at school up until Friday, September 11.
The last direct payments are being made on Monday, September 14 (for the week of September 7th – 11th) after which children eligible for free school meals will receive them in school free of charge.
During school closures the Council has been providing direct payments to those eligible for free school meals with money provided to parents or guardians instead of a school meal.
More than 3,500 children (1,900 families) were eligible for this scheme.