• DfE extends breakfast clubs pilot over summer - but there's no extra money

    The government’s national school breakfast programme is to be extended over the summer, but there’s no extra funding available. The Department for Education announced today that the 1,800 schools taking part in the programme will be helped to continue offering breakfasts over the summer break. Charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast, which co-ordinate the national

    17.02 Jul. 3rd, 2020 | News

  • Just 1 in 6 breakfast clubs in £26m scheme are actually new

    Just 286 new breakfast clubs have been created under a £26 million government scheme, ministers have finally admitted. The government claimed last month that its national school breakfast programme had “created or improved” around 1,800 clubs in schools across the country. Time and time again the figures they use turn out to be a misleading

    17.00 Feb. 7th, 2020 | News