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Holiday Activities and Food Programme


FUEL is Achieving for Children's holiday activity and food programme funded by the Department for Education.

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals or who are considered vulnerable can attend the following activities for FREE, with a nutritious meal also being provided.

More information can be found on the FUEL website.

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How to book

If your child attends Burlington Infants, Juniors or Malden Manor Primary, please speak to school office as your school will book your place.


If you do not attend either school you may book directly using the discount code found above.

Only those entitled to benefit-related free school meals and those considered vulnerable are able to book a free place.

You may be asked to prove your eligibility and failure to do so may result in your place being retracted. If in doubt contact your primary school office or get in touch with us for more information. 

What is the FUEL programme?

The Department for Education has funded local authorities to deliver activities and meals to children who receive benefits-related free school meals, and the FUEL programme is the name given to the scheme in Kingston and Richmond.

 As an approved provider of the programme, we commit to meeting a number of standard requirements:

  • Provision will be at least four hours long, with one hour involving physical recreation.

  • Provision will include a healthy nutritious hot meal for children

  • Children will receive information about the food they are eating, nutritional guidance, and how to choose healthy meals

  • Support will be available for families in preparing and delivering meals, and the importance of children having a healthy balanced diet

  • Wider support for families, with links to different services to offer advice and care.

  • The programme is available for free for those who receive benefits-related Free School Meals

Further information about the national scheme (opens a new window)

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