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Breakfast Cafe & school meal price increase

30 January 2023 (by schooladmin)

Monday 30th January 2023

 Price Increases – Effective from 20th February 2023

 Dear Parent/Carer,

 I am writing to inform you that after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to increase the costs of Breakfast Café and school meals.  After remaining the same for several years, costs have been reviewed in line with a number of factors such as increased staffing costs and increase in energy costs. 

 Breakfast Café

 Price increases will be as follows for the 2 phases:

 7:45am – 8:15am – Costs will increase from £1.50 per child to £2 per child.

8:15am - 8:40am – Costs will increase from 50p per child to £1 per child.

To assist larger families there will be a cap of £20 per week.

 Due to increasing numbers in the Breakfast Cafe and the need to remain within supervision ratios, we request anyone requiring a new place, complete the request form that is attached to this letter and is also available on the school website. New applications should be submitted via the school office for confirmation before a child can access Breakfast Café provision.

 School Meals

Following an increase in the price for school meals from our provider Greater Heights/The Greetland Academy, we will be raising the cost of a school meal to £2 per day. Unfortunately, the current meal price is no longer covering these rising costs.

This does not impact any pupil in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who will continue to have school meals via the Universal Free School Meal Scheme. 

You may be entitled to apply for free school meals for your children if you receive one of the following income-related benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Thank you for your support and understanding.

 Yours faithfully,

Mrs. H. Higgs