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Danesholme Junior Academy

Free School Meals

Please see below useful information regarding Free School Meals. 


January 2021 - National Lock down


 The government has yet to set up a national scheme for pupils to access free school meals whilst in this national lock down.

Once we know information regarding this, we will share it with our Parents/Carers and put the information on this page. 


Morrisons e-voucher - 13th January 2021


Please keep a look out for an email with a link to a Morrisons' e-voucher which will be sent on Wednesday 13th January.

This voucher has a value of £12 to cover the period of 5th January to 8th January inclusive.

Further details are to follow regarding Free School Meal vouchers going forward.


Additional support - Foodbank vouchers


If you require any additional support or need to access a foodbank voucher, please contact Mrs Docherty on 01536 741657 or email 

Please include your child's full name and class on all correspondence sent. Thank you. 



Applying for Free School Meal entitlement for Northamptonshire County Council


To check if you are eligible for free school meals, please visit:


❗Please note: Each sibling must have an application for Free School Meals, either on the same application or individually.


Once you receive your application reference number and accompanying email, please provide this to the school office by emailing


🗓️Free school meals take approximately 7-10 working days to be authorised. Once authorised, Danesholme Junior Academy then receives a notification from Northamptonshire County Council with a start date. This may take longer at present due to the Covid-19 lock down.


✔️Danesholme Junior Academy will inform you when your claim has been accepted by Northamptonshire County Council and will inform Kingswood Catering.


Kingswood Catering cannot issue your Free School Meal entitlement until they have had notification from Danesholme Junior Academy. 

Any payments made to Kingswood Catering will be backdated and refunded up until your entitlement start date but only once Northamptonshire County Council inform us of your Free School Meal entitlement start date.


Contacting Northamptonshire County Council Free School Meal Team

Please see below contact details for applications and queries regarding Free School Meals.

NOTE: Due to the current Corvid-19 situation, Northants County Council are operating a website and email only service.




0300 126 1000

Office hours:

Monday & Tuesday – 8:30am til 4:30pm

Wednesday – 8:30am til 12:00pm