Free school meals win in Wales | CPAG

Free school meals win in Wales

Published on: 
25 November 2021

We welcome the news that all primary school pupils in Wales will receive free school meals in the next three years – something we have advocated for in our own work and with the Covid Realities research programme. Universal provision removes stigma. When a universal approach is taken, take-up is higher among pupils who would usually be eligible for free school meals. Having a balanced meal each day also supports children’s learning and health, and relieves financial pressure on parents.