Free School Meal Update

Following the decision by the Northern Ireland Executive that nursery and P1-P3 pupils will remain in school for week beginning March 22. For those pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) arrangements are as follows:
Nursery and Primary 1 to Primary 3
For these pupils entitled to free school meals there will be no free school meal payment for week beginning March 22 as pupils will be in school and receiving a free school meal.
Special Schools and EOTAS
Special schools and EOTAS continue to remain open and pupils entitled to receive free school meal will receive a meal in school. For pupils of special schools and EOTAS who cannot attend school for medical reasons, parents/ guardians should contact the EA helpdesk, 02838 368186, to order their food parcels.
All other pupils learning remotely
For P4-P7 pupils and all pupils in mainstream post primary who are entitled to free school meals a payment will be made for the two week period from Monday 8 March to Friday 19 March. This payment will be in your nominated bank account on 18 March. If we do not have a nominated bank account, we will issue a cheque by post.
A further update will be provided in relation to payments in lieu of FSM from 22 March 2021 onwards.