Free school meals leads to 'better performance'

Free school meals have lead to "healthy children and ultimately a better performance at school," said the head of a north London primary.

Headteacher at St Mark's primary school, Calvin Henry, readily supported free school meals for infants and had already implemented the policy at his school.

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Critics attack free meals cost

Concerns are being raised about the Government's ability to afford a £1 billion giveaway handing all children under eight free school meals alongside a likely tax break for married couples.