Free school meal call in Fenland

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Families on low incomes in Fenland are being urged to apply for free school meals to help unlock more money for their child’s school.

From the start of this term, all reception, Year One and Year Two pupils started to receive free school meals for the first time.

Schools still want parents on low incomes to apply for free school meals in the traditional way as it allows them to receive significant extra funding from the government, known as the Pupil Premium.

Keith Grimwade, director for learning at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Although in theory all young children can get free school meals, every primary school child who applies on the grounds of low income secures £1,300 in additional funding for their school – the Pupil Premium.”

Apply online for free school meals at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals, or by calling 01223 703 200.