Tag: free school meals

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The government is under pressure to increase the money it gives schools to pay for free meals for infant pupils. The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA),...
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Nearly one in three children who start primary school in England at the age of five are not “school ready”, according to new analysis by Teach First. The...
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The poorest pupils have made more progress than their better-off peers at just three per cent of secondary schools, new analysis shows. About 100 schools posted a positive...
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The Department for Education released its revised GCSE results for the 2016-17 exams on January 25, and Schools Week has taken a deep dive into the data to...
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Some parents and school leaders believe free lunches are having positive effects on the lives of infants and their families, but the costs to schools may become unsustainable...
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The government has yet to decide how the universal credit benefits system will interact with free school meals, and a former shadow education secretary is predicting a “disaster...
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Figures released last week reveal that registration for means-tested free school meals – which is linked to pupil premium funding – is at its lowest since records began....
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Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that councils that provide free meals to all primary pupils are boosting attainment and health has been dealt a hammer blow after local authorities admitted...
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A cross-parliamentary group of MPs have said handing every local authority just over £100,000 a year would end holiday hunger. A report by the all-party parliamentary group on...
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Separating pupils into those who qualify for free schools meals and those who don’t does little to highlight the more nuanced and complex picture in relation to attainment...
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Breakfast clubs are more cost-effective than the government’s flagship £1 billion universal infant free school meals policy in improving outcomes for pupils in disadvantaged areas, according to researchers....
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It may not be the clearest way to allocate extra funds to disadvantaged pupils, but it’s the best there is, says Alex Sutherland. Every year, the UK government...