We have been notified of scams surrounding Free School Meals at this current challenging time with coronavirus. Throughout the country, there are reports that parents and carers of children eligible for free school meals are being contacted via text or email asking them to send over bank details with the promise that their child can receive support and meals during the current school closures.
Any such email or text is a scam and is not official. If you receive an email or text asking for bank details or personal information, please do not respond and delete it immediately. The Department for Education, Local Authority and school will never ask parents for bank information.
Can we also take this time to remind you to be aware of anyone who contacts you either directly or via social media offering services for your family in these difficult times. Unless you can trust them, you should not share personal information related to you or your family as it may not be used in the manner you would have hoped.