National School Breakfast Programme

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools (a) were eligible for support from the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) in the last academic year and (b) received food orders as part of the NSBP in (i) Hounslow and (ii) Feltham and Heston constituency in the last academic year.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Minister of State (Education)

The department is committed to continuing support for school breakfast clubs and we are investing up to £24 million to continue our national programme until the end of the summer term 2023. This funding will support up to 2,500 schools in disadvantaged areas, meaning that thousands of children from low-income families will be offered free nutritious breakfasts to better support their attainment, wellbeing, and readiness to learn.

Schools are eligible for the programme if they have 40% or more pupils within bands A-F of the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index scale, a nationally recognised indicator of need.

The department does not hold data on school eligibility and food orders at a constituency level.

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