The Digital Economy Bill – free school meals for all eligible children | Ian Usher

This is a modified version of an original NAHT news page.

As governors, we know that not every one of those children who is eligible to claim free school meals does so. This impacts on the life chances of the child, and our schools lose out on pupil premium funding. With the recent Autumn statement offering no additional funds for schools struggling with reduced budgets, this is another contributing factor to the financial pressures on our schools.

The NAHT has long campaigned to ensure eligible children are auto-enrolled to receive free school meals by allowing local authorities to share…

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