Free breakfast initiative

Page updated on: 14/02/2024

Breakfast clubCurrently there are 96 primary schools across the County operating a free breakfast club; we are proud to maintain one of the highest uptakes of breakfast clubs in Wales.  

Breakfast is recognised as the most important meal of the day and evidence shows that a healthy breakfast is linked to better health, concentration and behaviour in our schools. 

It is vital that we eat breakfast as without it we do not perform to the best of our ability. Breakfast helps to kick start the body and fuel the brain after hours of sleep. During the night we use energy which we need to restore as soon as possible after waking in the morning to ensure the best start to the day.

The majority of breakfast clubs opens at 8:15am. Pupils can choose from a range of options for breakfast for example:

  • A choice of non-sugar coated cereals 
  • Toast
  • Fruit juice or milk to drink 

(Please note, at times there may be a slight variance in our breakfast menu)

Not only do we offer a healthy breakfast but we also organise competitions, themed breakfasts throughout the year and encourage pupils to socialise together during the session.  As a Council we are offering a free service giving children the opportunity to have a great start to the school day!

Free School Milk

 School milk subsidy schemes encourage children to develop a lifelong habit of consuming milk and milk products. We assist schools across the County to claim free milk for the following age categories:

  • Nursery classes (children under the age of 5) who attend school for more than two hours per day;
  • Additionally in Wales, children in Key Stage 1 education are eligible for free milk which is funded by the Welsh Government.

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