free school meals

  • Scottish Government urged to implement longstanding school meal commitment as Nick Clegg promises universal free school meals for English infant schools

    17 September 2013
    news

    Scottish Free School Meals campaigners are urging Holyrood Ministers to make good on longstanding commitments to roll out free school meals for all pupils in the early year of primary school as the UK Coalition government looks set to introduce an approach successfully piloted by the SNP Scottish government in 2007/8.

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  • Unions, churches and charities add to calls for Scottish Government to deliver on free school meals

    September 25, 2013
    press release

    Letters to Cabinet Secretaries follows Nick Clegg school meals announcement

    The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), STUC, UNISON and Church of Scotland today join children’s organisations and anti-poverty campaigners in calling for the roll out of free school meals to all Scottish primary school pupils in P1 to P3. The call follows the announcement last week by the Deputy Prime Minister that children in the first three years of school in England will receive a free school lunch from September 2014.

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  • Unions, churches and charities add to calls for Scottish Government to deliver on free school meals

    25 September 2013
    news

    The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), STUC, UNISON and Church of Scotland today join children’s organisations and anti-poverty campaigners in calling for the roll out of free school meals to all Scottish primary school pupils in P1 to P3. The call follows the announcement last week by the Deputy Prime Minister that children in the first three years of school in England will receive a free school lunch from September 2014.

    In a letter sent to the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretaries for Finance, Education and Health the organisations say that the UK government announcement “creates a huge opportunity for the Scottish Government to now fulfil its ambition of providing a free healthy meal to all children in P1 to P3”.

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  • ‘Free lunch lottery’ as Scotland’s children go back to school

    August 16, 2010
    press release

    Campaigners call for government to deliver on promise of free school lunches

    Pupils starting school this week face a ‘free lunch lottery’, and not the free meals promised by the Scottish Government and local authorities, say school meals campaigners. Council leaders and Ministers had committed to roll out free school lunches to all P1 to P3 pupils from this week, but only one council, West Dunbartonshire, looks set to deliver. Elsewhere a postcode lottery of school lunch entitlement is emerging as councils and Ministers backtrack on the commitment.

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  • “Time to deliver”: child poverty campaigners respond to Scottish Government school meals statistics

    July 29, 2010
    press release

    Commenting on the publication of Scottish Government school meals statistics today, John Dickie, Head of the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, said:

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