Free school meal eligibility changes ‘could skew attainment gap data’, researchers warn

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Changes to eligibility criteria for free school meals will make it “impossible” to correctly track the attainment of disadvantaged children over the next decade, researchers have warned.

Some 300,000 children became eligible for free school meals during the pandemic. Picture: Adobe Stock
Some 300,000 children became eligible for free school meals during the pandemic. Picture: Adobe Stock

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