School Meals Menu - LBWF
As of the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year - all primary school children will be entitled to a free school meal as part of the Mayor of London's Sadiq Khan's 'No child should go hungry' scheme.
If your child already qualifies for free school meals, please continue to apply as you would normally so your school doesn’t miss out on vital pupil premium funding.
No child should go to school hungry
Primary school children in state-funded schools in London will get free school meals for the 2023/24 school year. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is providing the funding as an emergency cost of living support measure.
The Mayor recognises that families are in urgent need of support. The meals will help families with the spiralling cost of living by making sure that children in state-funded London schools will receive free school meals in this academic year.
The introduction of universal free school meals for the 2023/24 academic year could save families upwards of £440 per child*.
This is vital support to families who are facing a cost of living crisis. This funding will ensure that primary school children will get at least one nutritious meal a day. All children deserve that safety net.
When they are hungry, children struggle to concentrate and learn in the classroom. A free school meal will help children to reach their potential.
This initiative builds on the Mayor’s existing work helping families to cope during the cost of living crisis. Find out about other cost of living support available to Londoners on the Cost of Living resource hub.