Cost of living vouchers

If you are eligible for free school meals you will now receive a monthly ‘cost of living’ voucher.

The vouchers will be £15 per month, per child. There is an additional payment of £30 for the summer and for December, to coincide with the Christmas holidays. That’s £240 a year per child in total.

The vouchers will be paid up to and including March 2024.

The vouchers are provided by Edenred and can be used for food and groceries in store at the following supermarkets:

  • Morrisons
  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Asda
  • Waitrose
  • M&S food
  • McColl’s (including RS McColl’s and Martin’s)
  • Aldi

You can also use the Edenred vouchers online at Asda and Waitrose.

If you receive a means-tested benefit and are entitled for Free School Meals (Pupil Premium) you will automatically receive the vouchers from your child's school.

If you haven't received your voucher or have any other issues please send an email to providing your name, your child's name and the name of your child's school.

Check if you are eligible for free school meals

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