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‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’

Government Confirms Free School meals for Foundation Two and Key Stage One Pupils

As head teacher I thoroughly approve of children having meals cooked on site and I know that this initiative will save families about £400 per child a year and should prove a big saving for many families. This policy comes into force on September 2014.


Like many schools in the country we are busy working out the logistics of feeding a 75% increase in hot meals and will be bidding for extra ovens, freezers and kitchen equipment and negotiating new contracts with our caterer.


Our meals have been steadily increasing in take up since Louise, then Debbie became our cooks and we are providing good ,balanced healthy meals at a great cost.


The DFE found that the very large majority of primary parents took up the offer and there was a significant increase in older children then joining their younger siblings in having a dinner.


We will continue to plan our way through this initiative and will update parents as we go along.