As you are aware we have been lucky enough to run our Breakfast Club free of charge to all children for a very long time. We are the only school in the local area who does not charge for their Breakfast Club. We have recently reviewed this and the impact that it has on our school budget. With the increase in costs for food and staffing, it is becoming increasingly difficult to run the club for free.
Breakfast Club is currently funded by pupil premium. Our school demographics have changed over the years and more of our families have working parents, this has resulted in a drop in our funding.
After careful consideration and consultation with the governing body, to ensure that we are able to continue to offer a Breakfast Club it has been agreed that with effect from Monday 5th September 2022 Breakfast Club will be charged at a fee of £3.50 per day regardless of whether or not your child eats breakfast while attending. The fee does not apply to any children who are eligible for free school meals.
If you are unsure of your eligibility for free school meals please make an application online at Online FSM Application (cloudforedu.org.uk)
Breakfast Club must be booked in advance and payment made upfront. We will not allow any arrears. Failure to make payment will result in your child being unable to attend.
We have recently changed data systems to Arbor. parents will receive log in details for this where you will be able to book your child’s place and make payment via the same system.
We trust that our families will understand and support this decision.
Mrs N. Jones