Students 'ahead of peers' in meal pilot areas

  • The average school meal costs parents £437 per child per year
  • Many children on low incomes are not eligible for free school meals - approximately four in ten children living in poverty
  • In pilots in London, students were found to be on average two months ahead of their peers elsewhere


Pupils to get free schools meals

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has announced that all four-to-seven-year-olds will be given free school meals.