The government has launched a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme enabling local authorities in England to deliver inclusive activities including a hot meal over the school holidays.

It’s free for children and young people aged 5-16 years who receive benefit related free school meals. 

Staffordshire County Council are writing to all parents/carers of eligible children (via their school) with a unique code to register their interest and receive a timetable of activities.

There are over 21,000 children in Staffordshire that will be eligible for this and registration will be live from 5 July 2021 and closes once all of the eligible places have been filled.

To avoid disappointment, parents/carers should register and book as soon as possible at:

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We’d encourage all parents whose children are in receipt of Free School Meals to consider applying for places on this scheme as the hot dinners and fun activities make it well worthwhile for over the long, six-week summer holiday. This is a great initiative from Staffordshire County Council and we would encourage everyone to sign up as soon as they can.”