There is only a certain amount of money schools receive to get these options, so if a rich kid has a free school meal then who loses out? A kid with a lower income.
Question asked by Thibaut Mieux
As educators, we believe schools should be places where children can eat together, learn together and grow together. A hot dinner at school for every child would help build happier, healthier school communities. That’s good for all our children.And every family will be better off for it. The £457 saved on lunch per child will put money back in all parents’ pockets each year. It would free up families’ cash to spend on their children in other ways. We know it can be done because it’s already happening.It’s all about priorities: Scotland and Wales have pledged to provide free healthy dinners for all children in primary school, and the UK government could, and should, do the same for children in England.