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Gloucestershire schools 'on track' to provide free meals to pupils from September

By jrmaidment  |  Posted: June 01, 2014

Gloucestershire schools 'on track' to provide free meals to pupils from September

Councillor Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people, believes Gloucestershire's schools will be ready to go in time for September

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Schools in Gloucestershire are “on track” to provide free meals to pupils as of September.

New Government policy means every school has to offer free meals to infant-aged children at the start of the next academic year.

The county was awarded more than £1 million of Government cash to make sure every school has the facilities it needs to provide the meals.

Councillor Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “The programme is on track to ensure that a meal is available to every pupil whose family wants one.

“In the great majority of cases that will be a hot meal.”

Where building work to upgrade kitchen facilities is not completed in time interim solutions will be put in place.

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