Plans for more free school meals in Cumbria

15,000 children in Cumbria could be entitled to free school meals from this September Credit: PA

15,000 children in Cumbria could be entitled to free school meals from this September, if the County Council gives the decision the go-ahead.

Councillors are expected to approve the plans, after new national legislation ruled all schools should give pupils in reception and years one and two a free school meal.

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Bid for more children to get free school meals

Councillors are expected to approve the plans for more children in Cumbria to get free school meals. It comes after new national legislation ruled all schools should give pupils in reception and years one and two a free school meal.