Any children unable to attend school on February 1 due to planned teachers’ strike action will receive a direct payment in lieu of their Free School Meal (FSM).

Pembrokeshire County Council will issue a £2.90 payment per child receiving FSM into the bank accounts of parents/carers, if they are unable to attend because their school is closed or partially closed.

The payment will be made on Monday, February 6.

This provision only applies to those learners that are eligible for FSMs using the current benefit criteria and does not extend to those pupils only accessing the Universal Primary Free School Meal (UPFSM) offer.

There are seven schools due to be closed on Wednesday and 16 partially closed. Individual schools have communicated any changes to parents/carers impacted.

For more information and updates on the strike in your area, click here.

Live updates on the teachers' strikes HERE

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