Welsh Government confirms free school meal provision

The Welsh Government has guaranteed free school meal provision for all school holidays up to and including Easter 2021, with the announcement of £11 million.

Making the announcement ahead of the October half term through a video released on her Twitter channel, the Education Minister Kirsty Williams said she hoped the confirmation would provide ‘some reassurance in these times of uncertainty’.

The Minister also confirmed that more than £700k had also been allocated to support colleges with the equivalent provision for eligible learners.

Kirsty Williams said: "We have worked tirelessly this year to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the countless challenges it has presented but we have not, and will not, forget those for who school is about far more than education.

"I am pleased to confirm that we have today made £11m available to provide free school meal provisions over every school holiday up to and including Easter 2021.

"I really hope this provides some reassurance in these times of uncertainty."

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