Provision for free school meals is ordinarily term time only. However, owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government fully understands that children and parents face an unprecedented situation over the summer. To reflect this, we will be providing additional funding for a COVID Summer Food Fund which will enable families with school children who are eligible for free school meals to receive food vouchers covering the six-week holiday period.
Our guidance on the COVID Summer Food Fund is available here:
More information on free school meals for students in 16 to 19 provision over the summer will be announced shortly.