More children now entitled to free school meals: claim your rights!

The Secretary of State has agreed to extend free school meal entitlement temporarily during the current crisis to children from the following groups provided their families meet the usual income threshold:  

  • Children whose parents are Zambrano Carers;
  • Children in families with LtR subject to NRPF restriction;
  • Children whose families receive support pursuant to section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who have no recourse to public funds; and
  • Children in failed seeker families receiving section 4 support.

Therefore, children from the above groups will now be eligible to free school meals. Under the Covid 19 scheme,  eligible children can have school meals delivered and collected from school or access to £15 weekly vouchers per eligible child.

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