Free school meals and Universal Credit

11 January 2018

The consultation on eligibility for free school meals under pupil premium closes today and we're urging the DfE to make FSM available to all families receiving Universal Credit.

Over 5000 people have responded to The Children's Society's campaign action to make school meals free for every child living in poverty. Our friend and school food ambassador, Tim Baker gave a headteacher's view on BBC News saying that the proposed scheme would be complicated to manage and confusing for parents.  We agree and you can read our submission to the DfE here.

In other news ...

Chef Chantelle celebrates veg at Tredwells

22 February 2018

Chef Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwells stepped out of the kitchen to share her love of fresh seasonal veg with students from Grey Court School.

School Garden Grants 2018

12 March 2018

Good news! School Food Matters is partnering with Whole Kids Foundation to provide another round of garden grants to schools.

The Children's Society

Give us your view

5 March 2018

The Children's Society has launched a survey to to build the case for extending entitlement to free school meals. We need to hear from you!