Less than 5% of primary schools in Essex have “adequate” facilities to cook enough dinners for their infant-aged pupils, it has emerged.

In six months’ time, all four, five and six year olds will be entitled to free hot meals at school.

But in Essex the expected cost of getting all kitchens ready is £4.7m – more than the £3.1m given to Essex County Council.

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