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Primary Education: Free School Meals

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL2234, tabled on 4 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provision of universal free school meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Answered on

16 March 2020

?A key success measure for Universal Infant Free School Meals is take-up of the meal, which has been consistently strong. We monitor this through the schools census. 1.4 million infants receive a free meal through this programme which is a take-up rate of 87%.