BREAKING: London Mayor Sadiq Khan announces extension to Free School Meals for All scheme. Learn more

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A win for
London

Mayor Sadiq Khan has extended the Free School Meals scheme for every primary school child in London for another academic year.
The Mayor first set up the emergency scheme last year to help families with the cost-of-living-crisis. So far, over 280,000 children in the capital have received hot, healthy school dinners and the fuel they need to learn.

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During the 2024-25 academic year, children in London will eat, learn and play together.

This is good news for London families. But across the country, our dinner halls are still divided and too many children are missing out on hot, healthy school dinners that would help them thrive in class.

Tell the Government: extend Free School Meals to all primary school children in England so that no child is left behind.

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HOW IT WORKS

Which children will receive Free School Meals?
Every child attending a state primary school in London will receive Free School Meals during the 2024-25 academic year.

In Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster, some secondary school pupils will also be covered. Check with your school or local authority if you’re not sure whether this applies to you.
Do I need to register?
Primary school children will receive Free School Meals automatically. You should still fill out your school or borough’s registration form so that your school doesn’t miss out on funding.
I’m a parent. How do I find out more?
You can find guidance and support for families on the Greater London Authority’s website.
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STORIES FROM
LONDON

Hear from London teachers, parents and councillors about why school food is part and parcel of a good education – and the difference Free School Meals for All is making across the city. 

Andrea Silvain, Co-Headteacher of School 360 talks about the difference Free School Meals for All makes for children.

Headteacher Reema Reid tells us why Hollydale Primary School puts food at the centre of learning.

Deputy Mayor of London for Children and Families, Joanne McCartney, explains why London is prioritising school food.

Let’s win thisFOr every

CHILD

When children eat well, they learn better. Every child should have a hot, healthy school dinner every day. This is already happening in Scotland, Wales and now London for another academic year. But only the UK Government has the power to extend Free School Meals to every primary school child, in every part of England, for good.

Sign our open letter calling on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to act.