Universal Free School Meals
Free School Lunches on the menu!
Since September 2014 all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 will be eligible for free school meals.
This initiative will save families an average £400 per year per eligible child. Eating a nutritious meal at lunchtime has important health and educatonal benefits for children.
As well as increasing concentration and physical stamina a balanced meal at lunchtime is an important part of a child's overall diet and can help reduce health inequalities that lead to issues including childhood obesity.
As well as raising academic standards, it is hoped the introduction of a free school lunch for younger pupils will also teach children at an early age about healthy eating habits.