Tories pledge school cash from cutting free infant meals

The Conservative manifesto promises extra school funding and the return of grammars.

 

The Conservatives have promised an extra £1bn per year to tackle school funding shortages in England in their election manifesto.

 

This will mostly be funded with £650m per year from stopping free lunches currently offered to all infant pupils.

 

But there are plans to introduce a free breakfast for all primary pupils.

 

Labour and Liberal Democrats have also promised extra funding, after warnings from head teachers of a worsening school "funding crisis".

 

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