Fraud Targeting Parents of Children on Free School Meals

Parents of children eligible for Free School Meals are being targeted by fraudsters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families across the country have received an email asking them to send over their bank details so that their child can still receive meals during school closures.  This is a scam the Department for Education (DfE) has issued a warning to parents to delete the email immediately.

Harry Watts Academy
Thomas Bewick School
Newcastle Bridges School
Mary Astell Academy