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Register for free school meals

Register for free school meals

No child should ever go hungry; free school meals play a large part in ensuring that children have a nutritious meal to support their physical and intellectual growth.

Research shows that diet has a “significant and immediate effect” on behaviour, concentration and cognitive ability (CPAG & British Youth Council report ‘Going Hungry’). Free school meals are therefore essential to help children reach their potential.

Based on the average price of a school meal you could save £400 a year if you are eligible for your child to receive free school meals. Your child’s school will also benefit by receiving £1000 for every pupil entitled to free school meals which can be used to provide extra resources.

Children who are entitled to free school meals receive the same food and sit in the same area as children who pay for their own meals; there is no distinction.

To find out more, or to register, visit

Register for free school meals

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Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • and/or a high temperature
    • OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above