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Additional funding for school meals

The Government has said it is going to provide extra funding to support schools to provide food parcels or meals to children who are eligible for free school meals. 

Where schools cannot offer food parcels or use local solutions, a national voucher scheme will be in place so that eligible children, who meet the qualification criteria due to low income, can access free school meals while they are remotely learning from home.

Further details on the national voucher scheme.

In Devon, schools are working with their catering providers so that meals continue to be available to any eligible pupils still attending school – including all infants and those receiving benefits-related free school meals – as well as to eligible pupils who are now learning from home.

Information about change’s to this year’s exams and the Government’s provision of laptops and data allowances to support remote learning is also available. You can find further support and guidance on the Devon County Council coronavirus advice page.