Cowley Hill Primary School

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Free School Meals Holiday Scheme

21 July 2021 (by admin)

Hertfordshire County Council will be providing a one-off digital supermarket voucher to each child entitled to benefit related free school meals.

This is a contribution to support families with the cost of food during the holidays and not a replacement for free school meals.

Families can choose to receive a digital voucher to spend at one of the following supermarkets:


• Asda

• Marks and Spencer

• McColl’s

• Morrisons

• Sainsbury’s

• Tesco

• Waitrose

Please note that the voucher works like a gift card and so doesn’t have to be spent all in one go.

During term time, every child in Reception, Year 1 and 2 is entitled to receive a free school meal through the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme, however this is not covered as part of the holiday scheme. Only those infant aged children that are eligible because of benefit-related criteria will be included.

If you do not meet the criteria for free school meals but need some support to buy food or pay household bills, help is available. Contact HertsHelp for advice and practical support – call 0300 123 4044, email or visit

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