Month: April 2020

Free School Meal Vouchers during School Closure

FREE SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE:
30 APRIL 2020

If you are having any problems with eCodes* or eGift codes for free school meals, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below (updated on 30 April) BEFORE contacting school.

*Please note that eCodes for Email Vouchers for week of 27 April have not yet been released by Edenred (as at 30 April)

If you are sending an email to Edenred, please note that they are experiencing high volumes of enquiries, so please have patience whilst awaiting a reply to your query.

To contact school, please email enquiries@bulwellacademy.org.uk


Issuing of Vouchers from 4 May 2020

From 4 May 2020, ALL families in receipt of Free School Meals will receive their shopping vouchers by POST to the value of £15 per child per week.

Due to a significant number of issues that have arisen, families will no longer receive their eCodes by email. The school admin team will redeem the eCodes on behalf of families. The eGift code (bar code) will be printed and posted home.


Information prior to 4 May 2020

Postal Vouchers

For those families not receiving their vouchers by email, to date we have posted out vouchers for the weeks of 6, 13, 20 and 27 April. TESCO vouchers for week of 27 April have been sent by 1st class post on 30 April.

Email Vouchers

We hope that families have all received their eCodes for weeks commencing 6, 13 and 20 April, and have managed to redeem them at freeschoolmeals.co.uk. If you are finding the website is very slow, please try again at a time when it may not be so busy, ie, late evening or early morning.

Once you have received your eGift code, it’s time to go shopping. There is no need to print off the voucher, just show it on your phone at the checkout.

Stay safe –  The Bulwell Academy

Exams Update

Ofqual have now published a message to GCSE, AS and A Level students in Years 11 to 13 to reassure them that Ofqual and exam boards will do everything they can to make sure that, as far as possible, 2020 grades are fair and that they are not disadvantaged in their progress to sixth form, college, university, apprenticeships, training or work because of the current unprecedented conditions.

For further information, please click on the links below.