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Are your children eligible for free school meals during school closures?

02 April 2020 Last updated at 07:38

Free school meals (benefit related) during school closures due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

For families with children already in receipt of government free school meals please contact your child’s school regarding the support available during the school closures (this includes the continued provision of free school meals or if your school are providing weekly shopping vouchers).

Universal infant free school meals for KS1 children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)

The additional support being provided by the government for free school meals during this period of temporary school closure is only for those families who meet the eligibility criteria for government (benefit related) free school meals.  It doesn’t extend to all children in KS1 who receive free school meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme. If you believe your family’s circumstances meet the criteria and you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, please apply for government free school meals.