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Free School Meals - Food Voucher Scheme

Sheffield City Council provide food vouchers for children who get benefit-based free school meals, families who receive income-assessed Early Years Support (2 to 4 year olds), and young people leaving their care setting (care leavers).

You do not need to apply for the scheme, you will have received a letter automatically with details of how to access the food voucher.

To redeem your free food voucher use the following Edenred website link. Click on the link below and enter your unique code:


If you need further help, please contact the Edenred helpline on 0333 444 5932.

How to Apply

If you are in receipt of any of the following your child is eligible for free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) 

If you are unsure of whether or not you are entitled to free school meals, the school can check for you. This is a confidential service. Please contact the school on 0114 2694801 and provide the information requested below:

  • Parent/Carer National Insurance Number (or)
  • Parent/Carer Date of Birth
  • Parent/Carer Legal Surname
  • Names and dates of birth of your children

You can also apply online through Sheffield City Council: www.sheffield.gov.uk

We update our records regularly to make sure we have an accurate account of the school population. However, if your circumstances do change please inform the school office.

If your child is registered for free school meals, the school also receives additional funding. Pupil Premium funding helps us to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils through providing high quality teaching and learning, support and resources for pupils. 

For more information on Pupil Premium at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College please go to our Pupil Premium section under Statutory Information.