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Our Breakfast Provision

We are delighted to be able to offer a FREE Breakfast provision in school for our children and families.

A nutritious healthy breakfast at the start of the school day can have an incredible impact on a child's readiness to learn, concentration, behaviour, punctuality and wellbeing.

This evidence is supported by the findings from research by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) in 2016, which showed Year 2 pupils in schools with a breakfast club, made the equivalent of around 2 months’ additional progress in reading, writing and mathematics, compared to Year 2 pupils in the other schools in the trial .

Our school breakfast, partially subsidised by the National School Breakfast Programme, runs from 8:30am and includes bagels and gluten free cereal.  

The National School Breakfast Programme is funded by the Department for Education and run by Family Action to support schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day.

Family Action is committed to supporting child development, and believe a healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn.

In a normal school year, schools are open just over half the year (taking into account weekends and school holidays). This means even where breakfast is available within school, children are still having breakfast at home almost 50% of the time.

Use the link below to access tips, ideas, information, recipes, videos and quizzes to make breakfast time an easy part of your morning routine at home.

https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/food/breakfast-support/breakfast-at-home/

Parent Feedback 

We recently ran a parent survey to gain parent voice on our breakfast provision and some of the feedback provided was:

61% of the parents who completed the survey stated the breakfast supported them with the cost of living. 

'Providing breakfast to the whole school creates a sense of inclusion'

'This is not only helpful to families with the cost of living but allows children who don’t get breakfast to be able to have food'.

'Thank you to The Brent Primary School for the thoughtful Breakfast provision and for thinking of families during this difficult cost of living crisis'.

'Such a good service and always served with friendly, smiling faces! Whilst our family isn’t reliant on this service, it is lovely to know that the school is supporting those children / wider families who otherwise may go without'.

'Great service that has given me peace of mind. My children struggle to eat breakfast at home in the morning, they would always waste it but I have peace of mind because they like to eat bagels when at school'.

'I think the school is going above and beyond here by ensuring children have the option so getting some breakfast at school. Whilst we don't rely heavily on this, I know for some families this is a massive relief. Thank you for making this happen and a massive THANK YOU to all the people who dedicate their time in the morning.'

'The breakfast supply in the mornings are fantastic. Having 3 children to get ready in the morning is always a rush yet I always know my children are full for a day at school having toasted bagels before going in. Think it’s a fantastic service to have in the morning'.