8,393 schoolchildren in Lewisham will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto. Free school lunches for pupils from Reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans
1,357 three and four-year-olds in Lewisham would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school reception classes when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
John Russell, the Liberal Democrats’ Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham West and Penge, has written a letter to highlight the funding crisis at Forest Hill School, and call on local councillors to help. Here is the text of his letter: Dear Sir,
The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £58 million more in schools and colleges in Lewisham over the next parliament. The funding for Lewisham would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real