Free School Meal Entitlement Through Summer Holidays

Since 24 March children have been receiving a free school meal through the provision of direct payments, home deliveries and provision in educational or early year’s settings. Midlothian Council have agreed to continue to provide free school meal provision as a BACS payment over the summer to our  most vulnerable families due to the increased range of people facing new or continuing barriers to accessing food including due to reduced income. If you have been receiving a packed lunch delivery your school or nursery will contact you to make arrangements for payments. Parents currently receiving BACS will continue to do so and no action is required. Those entitled to Free School Meals will receive BACS payments.
Payments will made 4 weekly, in advance from Friday 26.6.20.   This payment method will remain in place until national guidance on the reopening of schools and return to the new normal is confirmed.  Please email any enquiries to education-covid19@midlothian.gov.uk<mailto:education-covid19@midlothian.gov.uk