Teachers’ unions have welcomed a government decision that means families eligible for free school meals (FSM) will continue to receive financial help to buy food over the Easter holidays.
Last week ministers said qualifying families could claim shopping vouchers of £15 a week per child in term time.
Now the scheme will be extended in England over the two-week holiday.
Unions said the move would help prevent children going hungry, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove confirmed over the weekend that the vouchers would continue to be paid over the Easter holidays.
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