Annal Nayyar reports on today’s announcement that Nick Clegg announces free school lunch for every child in state-funded infant school and disadvantaged students in further education. All infant school pupils in state funded schools in England will be eligible for a free school meal from September 2014. Disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges will also be eligible for free school meals from September 2014.These 2 measures will cost approximately £600 million. However, full details on funding will be announced in the Autumn Statement 2013

Annal Nayyar reports on today’s announcement that Nick Clegg announces free school lunch for every child in state-funded infant school and disadvantaged students in further education. All infant school pupils in state funded schools in England will be eligible for a free school meal from September 2014. Disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges will also be eligible for free school meals from September 2014.These 2 measures will cost approximately £600 million. However, full details on funding will be announced in the Autumn Statement 2013

 

Every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools will receive a free school lunch from September 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced.

The government will fund schools in England to provide every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 with a hot, nutritious meal at lunch time. The aim is to improve academic attainment and save families money – over the course of a year the average family spends £437 on school lunches per child.

Universal free school meals for primary school pupils were a key recommendation in a recent review of school food produced independently for the Department for Education. The review found that, in pilots where all children have been given a free school dinner, students were academically months ahead of their peers elsewhere and more likely to eat vegetables at lunchtime instead of less healthy food like crisps

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