Support during the COVID-19 pandemic
During the lockdown announcement on 4 January, the Prime Minister announced that extra support will be available to ensure that pupils entitled to free school meals will continue to receive them while schools are closed. This support is being managed directly by schools, and all eligible families have been contacted directly by their child’s school with information about how they can access it.
Free school meals
Your child will get a free school meal if you receive a qualifying benefit, and your child is:
- at school
- studying in further education
- at a sixth form college