Free School Meals

Nick Clegg has announced that the Coalition will fund schools in England to provide every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 with a hot, healthy meal at lunchtime. Over the course of a year the average family spends more than £400 on school lunches per child. Universal free school meals for

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School places

We are spending £5bn by 2015 on creating new school places — more than double the amount spent by the previous Government in the same timeframe. By September, we expect 190,000 extra places will have been created, with many more still to come, and are working with councils to ensure funding is

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Pupil Premium

The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life. Mark A Williams, Chairperson of Chester Liberal Democrats welcomes the news that The Pupil Premium is to be increased. Nick Clegg has announced the biggest ever rise in the Pupil

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