Recently the Children’s Society presented a petition to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, signed by over 90,000 people, asking that all children in poverty be given free school meals. Here in Tower Hamlets, we haven’t had to wait for a petition to be handed in. For I am able to announce that from this September, all pupils in Reception and Year 1 in Tower Hamlets Schools, (Maintained, Academies and Free Schools) will be eligible for a free school meal. This initiative will provide a free school meal to around 3,943 extra pupils.
Tackling child poverty in Tower Hamlets
March 4, 2013 by Lutfur