Free School Meal Provision Update


3rd April 2020

Coronavirus – Free School Meal Provision Update

Dear parent/carer,

Over the Easter holiday period we will be distributing food for children eligible for free school meals (FSM) in a different way.

The school will be open on Tuesday 7th April and Tuesday 14th April, between 10am and 12 midday. The school will not be open at any other times. This is the same as all food distribution centres across Newport.

At these times sufficient food for five days will be given out for each child eligible for free school meals. The food will include:

  • 5 items of fruit
  • 5 snacks (cake or biscuit)
  • 2 packs of sandwiches
  • 2 savoury items (wrapped pastie/sausage roll – including a vegetarian option)
  • 1 cooked pasta product (eg tuna, sweetcorn, tomato)
  • 5 drinks
  • 5 packs of crisps


If you have two children you will be given twice the amount of food shown above, three children – three times the amount shown etc. Thereby, food will be provided on each Tuesday for the whole week, for all of the children in your family who are eligible for free school meals.


If you are concerned about this arrangement or have any questions, please contact your child’s school or e-mail


We ask for your support and understanding with this, as it means that you will need to leave your homes less often (as per the Government directive to ‘stay at home’) and it also reduces the risk to the staff involved in providing the food at school.


Please do not attend the school if you or any member of your family is ill or self-isolating – someone else can collect the food on your behalf. When visiting the school please remember to follow social distancing rules.


Many thanks,


Mr M Tucker


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