Birchfield Community School

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Free School Meals Eligibility

As voucher codes have been distributed for last week and will be distributed again for next week, a number of parents are querying their entitlement or stating that they have only received a code for one child. If you need to check your eligibility or claim for more than one child, please do so by going on to the following website:

cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/birmingham

BBC Online Lessons

Coming soon:

The BBC are developing online lessons and programmes to support children who are learning at home.

They will be available from the 20th April. You can use this link to access them. bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Alternative Free School Meal Provision w/c 20/04/20

During the coronavirus outbreak and this period of school closure, we are now pleased to be able to offer eligible parents and pupils access to free school meals by supplying supermarket eGift cards, that can be spent locally to you. The DfE have funded these eGift cards as part of a national scheme. You will be able to choose which supermarket you would like an eGift card for including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and more.

Eligible families will be receiving their initial eCode via email w/c 20th April which can be redeemed online for an eGift card for the supermarket of your choice. You will then receive eCodes on a weekly basis until further notice (during term time only).

We will publish further information w/c 20th April once the initial eCodes have been distributed.

Please note: the launch of this voucher scheme means that we will no longer be offering daily packed lunches for collection.

Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.

The above information is for any parent who has a child eligible for Free School Meals (not including those eligible for the Universal meal offer for EYFS/Key Stage 1).

Free Access to Online Learning Activities

Parents, would you like free access to online learning activities linked to Literacy, phonics, EAL or Modern Foreign Languages? Flash Academy have kindly offered us free access to their app for all our children.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will get you set up.

Free School Meals During COVID-19 Closure - BCC Voucher Codes

During this period of school closure, we are pleased to be able to offer eligible parents and students access to free school meals (FSM) by supplying supermarket eVouchers, that can be spent locally to you.  Birmingham City Council have provided these initial voucher codes which can be redeemed online for a range of supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and more.

If you are eligible and have received a text message from school with your digital eVoucher cheque, please follow these steps to order your supermarket eVoucher:


Step 1: you will need your text message which will have a unique cheque number and validation code;
Step 2: visit www.vouchershopexchange.co.uk and enter the cheque number and validation code;
Step 3: choose which supermarket eVoucher you would like (you must spend your full cheque value at once); and
Step 4: complete the form with your email address and submit your order.

The eVoucher is sent to your email address and you can spend this in-store either by presenting your mobile phone (showing the email) or a printed version.

All supermarkets have exclusions including alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and fuel - funds must be spent on essential supplies for children free school meal purposes.

Please note: the launch of this voucher scheme means that we will no longer be offering daily packed lunches for collection.

Thank you for your ongoing support at this difficult time.