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Free school breakfast for year 7 pupils who are eligible for free school meals

Published: 07/04/2021

Flintshire County Council will be introducing a scheme to offer a free breakfast/mid-morning snack for Year 7 students entitled to free school meals when schools return after the Easter break on 12 April.

This scheme is intended to ensure that children start the day with a nutritious meal, leaving them with enough money to buy a substantial lunch.

The allowance should ideally be spent before the start of the school day or at morning break. However, implementing dedicated ‘spend periods’ on cashless systems can be challenging. Therefore, the additional allowance can be spent at lunch break, with schools encouraging pupils to use this before the start of the school day or at morning break. As with the regular free school meals allowance, any unspent allowance will not be carried over to the following day.

The scheme will be administered by the Council’s catering partner Newydd Catering and Cleaning Ltd.  Breakfast items will be encouraged before the start of the school day or at morning break include cereals, fruit and vegetables and yoghurt.