Free school meals

As you are aware, school sites are now closed to the majority of children and staff and they are operating only as emergency childcare centres for those key children identified by the Government.

In line with Government guidance, Knowsley Council has worked with the school to be able to support you to provide meals for your child during these difficult times.  Thank you for your patience whilst we have worked to resolve this matter.

If your child currently receives free school meals

  1. Because the family is eligible due to meeting the means tested criteria (due to income)

or

  1. Because they are entitled to Universal Free School Meals eligible to Reception to Year 2 children

Knowsley Council has made arrangements for you to receive food vouchers via a partnership with Wonde.com.  This will replace the previous arrangement of collecting a packed lunch.

These vouchers will be sent once a fortnight, in the first instance via TEXT or EMAIL to your mobile phone. Knowsley Council will fund this service until a Central Government scheme is up and running. For Primary School Pupils the voucher will have a value of £32.20 and for Secondary School Pupils the voucher will have a value of £32.90.

You will receive a text message from Wonde in the next few days to confirm which supermarket you would like to use your voucher in. The supermarkets currently available are ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s (however Wonde are adding more in the near future).

Please contact the school via email (malvern@knowsley.gov.uk) by 3.30pm on Monday 30th March if:

  1. You have any questions about the message that you receive from Wonde  OR
  2. Your child is eligible for Free School Meals (due to either reason above) but you have not received a text from Wonde. It may be that your contact details are not up to date with school

Further updates about the scheme will be provided shortly both via Knowsley News (www.knowsleynews.co.uk), the school website and social media.

We hope that you are keeping you and your family safe and thank you once again for your patience and support.