- The charge for breakfast clubs will be £2 per day
- There will be a discounted charge of £1 for second and subsequent children – a sibling rate of £1 with the eldest paying £2.
- Breakfasts will continue to be free for those entitled to free school meals.
- Although there is universal free meal provision for P1-P3, this does not extend to breakfast clubs and children who do not meet free meals entitlement eligibility criteria must pay.
- The weekly breakfast list has been amended to take account of free, £2 and £1 charge levels
- Schools should identify on the form those siblings eligible for the discounted £1 charge.
- The new format will be used from 25 April to allow time for administrative arrangements to be put in place.
Again, I would apologise for the late notification of these changes to charges which were outwith the Education Services budget proposals BREAKFAST CLUB Increase from £1.00 to £2.00 from this new term.
Last year we carried out a consultation into the council’s provision and charges for school breakfast clubs across the city.
This was because uptake varied considerably in schools and in many the service was running at a loss and in danger of closure.
The majority of the consultation responses favoured a proposal to increase the daily cost of the breakfast clubs in order to safeguard this valuable service to families and without impacting on families who are eligible for free school meals.
A decision has now been taken, following the Council’s budget announced on 10 March and the current financial challenges, to increase the cost from £1 per day to £2 per day.
The new cost will start after the Spring school holidays for families who are not eligible for free school meals and who currently pay for the school breakfast service.