School meals

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Sure Start director says childcare reform is for UK economy not children
Naomi Eisenstadt, first programme lead, says there is lack of attention on what childcare is actually for

Alexandra Topping

28, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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School caterers in England and Wales ‘facing a precipice’ as costs rise
Survey finds caterers changing their menus and cutting back on choice because of supply issues

Sally Weale Education correspondent

15, May, 2023 @5:12 PM

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Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders to introduce free school meals legislation
The proposed bill would offer three meals and a snack to all students regardless of income

David Smith in Washington

11, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Sending child to state secondary school costs UK families £39 a week, study says
Low-income families in England face highest costs compared with Scotland and Wales due to fewer benefits

Richard Adams Education editor

11, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Cost of eating’ crisis: price of school lunches up by a third in parts of England
Exclusive: Increases since 2019 also outstrip funding for free school meals as costs jump, Lib Dems find

Richard Adams Education editor

01, May, 2023 @2:49 PM

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A new start after 60: we planned a quiet retirement – but ended up fighting food poverty
Diane and David Rowsell were looking forward to spending more time with the grandchildren. Then they discovered how many of their neighbours in York were going hungry

Emma Beddington

01, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Starmer under pressure to commit to universal free school meals in England
Exclusive: National Education Union includes call in submission to forum that will determine Labour’s general election manifesto

Pippa Crerar Political editor

18, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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MPs call on Jeremy Hunt to extend free school meals to all primary pupils
Campaign coordinated by Labour MP Zarah Sultana calls for every child to have access to a daily hot meal

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

13, Mar, 2023 @2:23 PM

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Number of UK children in food poverty nearly doubles in a year to 4m
Support grows for expansion of free school meals to struggling families in face of rising hunger

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

01, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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England’s poorer pupils face ‘geographic exclusion’ from top state schools – study
Offering places by proximity results in selection of pupils from more affluent households, say researchers

Richard Adams, Education editor

01, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Poorer pupils still missing out on grammar school places in England
Research reveals children struggling across many parts of country despite changes aimed at helping them get in

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Feb, 2023 @5:19 PM

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London to offer free school meals to all primary pupils for a year
Exclusive: Sadiq Khan’s plan, spurred by ministers’ ‘failure to act’, will save families about £440 for every child

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

19, Feb, 2023 @7:57 PM

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