Free school meals considered for Glasgow P4 children

Glasgow City Council will discuss the possibility of providing free school dinners for all children in Primary 4 during its budgetary discussions.

Currently all children in primaries 1, 2 and 3 have been entitled to a free meal, but after then, many have to pay.

The council is also looking into the feasibility of providing meals during school holidays for those from low-income families, as well as auto-enrolment so that parents of eligible children do not have to actively claim the free meals and grants.

North Lanarkshire Council meanwhile has agreed to pilot a scheme to provide free meals for all eligible children 365 days a year.

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