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Free school meals for infants will not be axed

Children aged four to seven qualify for free school meals. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Free school meals for infants in England will not be scrapped, Downing Street has confirmed.

It is thought that David Cameron personally intervened to make sure that free school meals were on offer to pupils aged four to seven.

The free school meals scheme in England marked its first anniversary in September, with every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 qualifying for a cooked school lunch.

There have been recent concerns however, that the scheme may be axed.

The £600 million cost is paid by the government.



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