Wincheap Foundation

Primary School

Developing skills for life and celebrating individuality

Free School Meals Scam

Dear Parents and Carers,


We have been made aware that some parents in the county have been approached via text and/or e-mail in relation to Free School Meal arrangements in light of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

We understand parents have been asked to provide their bank details and personal information about children who are eligible, including names and dates of birth, with a promise that money will be sent to them directly.


This information is not accurate.


As a school, we will continue to provide vouchers after Easter for those who are entitled to free school meals (but as previously said, this is not for those who take up the universal infant school meals). We will provide more information about this once we have guidance from the government.


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 be sharing personal information related to you or your family as it may not be used in the manner you would have hoped.


Many thanks for your continued support.


Yours sincerely, Nicola Dawson