Sixth Form Education: Free School Meals

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to extend the funding of free school meals over the 2020 summer holiday to students studying in (a) sixth form colleges and (b) 16-19 academies.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

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.

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