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Free school meals pupils earn less than their peers – and the gap only widens as they get older
Free school meals

Free school meals pupils earn less than their peers – and the gap only widens as they get older

The earning gap widens over time, with half of free school meals pupils earning less than £17,000 per year aged 30.

Free school meals: Everything you need to know in summer 2022
Free school meals

Free school meals: Everything you need to know in summer 2022

We outline free school meals eligibility, how much it costs, how children can access them, and whether they are available this summer.

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the summer holidays?
Free school meals

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the summer holidays?

As part of The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about free school meals and the alternatives available this summer.

National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations
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National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations

Families denied welfare due to immigration rules can now apply for free school meals
Free School Meals

Families denied welfare due to immigration rules can now apply for free school meals

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Make breakfast clubs a priority in child poverty fight, government told
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Make breakfast clubs a priority in child poverty fight, government told

Services ending holiday hunger ‘must be open to any child’ who needs them
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Services ending holiday hunger ‘must be open to any child’ who needs them

Free school meals announced for 90,000 more pupils
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Free school meals announced for 90,000 more pupils

Government extends free school breakfast programme until 2023
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Government extends free school breakfast programme until 2023

Don’t forget about breakfast, charities warn
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Don’t forget about breakfast, charities warn

Outsourcing free school meals is not the answer to feeding hungry children
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Outsourcing free school meals is not the answer to feeding hungry children

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