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Free School Meals

Question for Department for Education

UIN 906349, tabled on 25 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department has made available to small primary schools for providing free school meals.

Answered on

1 December 2014

We recognise some smaller schools will face particular challenges in implementing universal infant free school meals. We have therefore allocated an extra £22.5 million transitional funding in 2014-15 to help schools with 150 pupils or fewer to implement the policy. Each qualifying small school received a minimum of £3,000. This is on top of the £2.30 per meal taken which all schools have been given for their newly eligible infants.

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