Free school meals

Newham Council’s flagship free school meals firm posts £1.4m loss

Catering company blames 'rocketing inflation' for financial difficulties

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Brighton hopes admissions change will ‘lessen inequality’

The council is consulting on plans to give secondary admissions priority to poorer pupils

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Schools

Infant free school meals funding rises by 5% but still ‘falls short’

Government announces funding for meals for the youngest pupils will rise from £2.41 to £2.53

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Schools

Schools left to pick up the tab for London free meals scheme

Schools in some parts of London will have to meet any funding shortfall for the mayor's extension of free...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

Soaring food costs leave special schools with hole in budgets

Unlike mainstream schools, schools for children with special needs do not receive specific funding for some free meals

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

EEF study to investigate impact of London’s free school meal roll-out

Independent evaluation would look at whether giving all primary pupils free meals boosts exam results, wellbeing and attendance

John Dickens
John Dickens
Politics

Schools could face £39m shortfall over London free school meals plan

Rollout of free meals to all primary pupils in the capital will 'harm schools' unless more funding is provided,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Hike school breakfast funding and expand free school meals, Hunt told

150 heads call for school breakfast cash in the spring budget, while councils warn government rules stop 215,000 eligible...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Link family income data to pupil attainment, says EPI

Think tank warns changing profile of group eligible for free school meals mean it's not a simple metric for...

Amy Walker
Amy Walker