It is important for pupils to start the day with a nutritious breakfast. Evidence shows that providing a healthy school breakfast at the start of the school day can contribute to improved readiness to learn, increased concentration, and improved wellbeing and behaviour.
Financial and practical support for breakfast provision is available to Southwark schools. The table below lists several organisations that can help schools establish a breakfast club, with a description of the offer and eligibility criteria.
Organisation & Offer
Primary school only
Bread donations from the nearest store
Payment each term towards other food items
Initial start-up grant to purchase appliances/equipment for clubs
≥ 40% FSM
Breakfast clubs must be offered free of charge
Commitment to engaging parents and volunteers (if possible)
All participating schools will receive a 75% subsidy for the food and delivery costs of breakfast club provision until the end of July 2024. Schools will contribute 25% of costs. All pupils in participating schools are to be offered breakfast supplies at no cost to them or their parents
Schools can order breakfast food (directly via a simple online portal dedicated to school
Schools can offer a healthy breakfast within a traditional breakfast club, bagel bar, classroom breakfast or arrival breakfast
Dedicated phone and email support provided by a knowledgeable school support team
Schools in disadvantaged areas will be eligible for the programme if they have 40% or more pupils in bands A-F of the income deprivation affecting children index (IDACI)