From Office of the Mayor of Tower Hamlets
For immediate release – 18 Feb. 2013
Free school meals for Tower Hamlets pupils announced by Mayor Lutfur Rahman
Free school meals are to be provided for all Tower Hamlets primary schools for the next two years.
At last week’s cabinet meeting Mayor Lutfur Rahman announced the proposals which included a better than expected grant settlement from central government for Tower Hamlets.
Mayor Lutfur Rahman said:
“I am delighted that we have been able to find the resources and are now able to provide Free School Meals for reception and year 1 pupils in Tower Hamlets Primary Schools, free schools and academies for two years at a cost of £2.756m, to be funded from Public Health Grant.”
Cllr. Oliur Rahman , Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Families said:
“At the backdrop of recent achievement and recognition from education minister and ofsted, this is great news for our young people at the start of their formal education journey and no doubt will drive them to achieve excellent results in years to come. It also demonstrates the commitment of the mayor and this administration in supporting our young people.”
Notes to editors:
1. Mayor Lutfur Rahman made the announcement at a cabinet meeting of the council on 13 Feb. 2013. More information can be found at: http://moderngov.towerhamlets.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=320&MId=4150&Ver=4
For information about this press release contact Numan Hussain , Political Advisor to the Mayor on 07508 352 023 or email email@example.com