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Breakfast parcels for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

Dear Parents/ Carers,


As you know, under normal circumstances, we have provided a Breakfast Club for pupils from 8.00am each day before school. This Breakfast Club was initially set up to support pupils that are eligible for Pupil Premium in school and make sure they get a good healthy start to the day.


Despite this, the Breakfast Club has been open to all pupils if they wanted it at no charge whether they were Pupil Premium eligible or not. However, there has been a cost to the school in providing not only the food but also the staff to run the Breakfast Club. This cost has been met by using some of our Pupil Premium funding.


Currently we have not been running the Breakfast Club due to concerns we have about how we would remain COVID secure if children from different year groups and class bubbles were mixing in the hall before school.


However, we do still have the money from our Pupil Premium funding that we had allocated to provide the Breakfast Club and so a decision was made to support those pupils who are Pupil Premium eligible and provide them with the equivalent of a week's worth of food for breakfast. We know how important it is for children to get a good breakfast in the morning and the positive impact it can have on a child's learning.


Mrs Hazelwood, who is responsible for Pupil Premium spending in school, wrote to all Pupil Premium eligible families and explained that, from this week, we would send these free breakfast food parcels home with each eligible Pupil Premium child. Mrs Hazelwood negotiated a discount with Morrison's and the parcels contain some bread, butter, fruit and a box of cereal.


This week there has been a lot of work that has gone in to organising all the breakfast food parcels and getting them out to everyone yesterday. However, we have had some feedback from parents asking why some people have got them and others haven't, why some families have got more than one parcel and also about whether it is possible to opt out of having one at all.


So to clarify:

  • We have allocated one parcel for each child who is eligible for Pupil Premium (i.e. Free School Meals)
  • We do not wish to waste any food so please let us know if you do not wish to receive a breakfast food parcel and we can take your family off the list
  • Similarly, if you have more than one child and don't want each child to bring home a parcel, please let us know
  • We will review how successful this initiative has been at the end of this term
  • When we are able to safely organise the return of our normal Breakfast Club we will do so and let you know.


Many thanks,


Mr A Beale