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Free meals available for younger pupils returning to school

As the new term starts parents and carers are being reminded that free school
lunches are available for all full-time primary pupils from nursery to Year Two.

There is no need to register or fill in an application form with the free school dinners
available for all children in full-time nursery, reception year 1 and year 2 pupils in

Children are asked in the morning if they would like to order a meal – with sandwich
or jacket potato options also available – from a varied and nutritionally balanced
three-week rolling menu.

All special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request. Please contact our
School Liaison Officer via email [email protected] or telephone
01437 776168 to discuss your child’s special dietary needs.

The meals are freshly made and use locally sourced ingredients where possible.
There are even special celebration menus created throughout the year such as
Christmas lunch, a special Valentines treat or in support of a national event like last
year’s Wales World Cup match.

Cllr Guy Woodham, Cabinet Member for Education and the Welsh Language,
said uptake was increasing.

“A lot of parents have said they’re really pleased that their child is getting a free hot
school dinner every day,” he said.

“There are also other options available for the children to choose from and so far
there has been a positive response.”

The Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru scheme to give primary age children free
school meals was launched in September 2022.

It will be rolled out to all age groups in Pembrokeshire’s primary schools in
September 2023.