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How we are providing free holiday club places and healthy meals for children that need it most

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Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme

Evidence suggests that attending holiday clubs can have a positive impact on children’s learning, health and wellbeing. This is especially true of clubs that provide enrichment activities – these are activities that complement what children learn at school - as …

How we are ensuring thousands of children receive a healthy, nutritious breakfast

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Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is important regardless of your age – but for children eating a nutritious meal before school it’s vital. Breakfast Clubs in schools make sure that children who attend them get a healthy breakfast …

Free school meals and other support for disadvantaged pupils - here's what you need to know

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NOTE: This post was updated on 20 October 2022 to refresh the number of pupils in receipt of Universal Infant Free School Meals and to make clearer the ways in which families can be eligible for free school meals. Every …

Inaccurate reports regarding Free School Meals over February half term

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We are aware of confusion caused by reports in the media about the provision of free school meals over half term. As was the case at Christmas, vulnerable families will continue to receive help with food and other essentials such …

Prime Minister announces that schools and colleges will return from 8 March at the earliest

In Parliament yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that schools will not return after February half term and that we hope it will be safe to commence the reopening of schools from Monday 8 March If we achieve our target …

Guidance on Free School Meals expectations while remote learning

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News

Last week, images and photos have circulated of lunch parcels delivered for children who are eligible for free school meals. Every child deserves quality nutrition, and the standard of these school meals shown on social media is not acceptable. We …