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Bread and water for dinner.

Bread and water for dinner.

Pupils at a primary school are being fed bread and water for lunch if they forget their dinner money.

A "handful" of children at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Shrewsbury have fallen foul of the policy and have had to sit away from others to eat.

Jamie-Lee Heath, whose daughter was in two days' arrears, said it was like something from a Charles Dickens novel.

The school said it has been forced to write off money owed by parents and needed an alternative system.

Ms Heath, whose story was first reported in the Shropshire Star, said she received a text from the school an hour before lunch to say £4.40 was owed and no dinner had been ordered for her nine-year-old daughter Madison.

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