Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club Changes

Introduction

Since we opened our Breakfast Club, demand for places has increased significantly. Unfortunately, because we have a limited number of places, parents often have to make alternative arrangements before school.

Parental feedback indicates that the current arrangements are inflexible and are not always supportive of parents’ needs.

Due to this heavy demand we have looked at how to extend our offer to as many parents as possible without losing the original purpose of the club (to support attendance at school) and taking into account rising costs and other financial pressures.

 

How Breakfast Club Works at the Moment

Breakfast Club runs from 8am to 8.45am. The school currently allocates places on a first-come-first-served basis with a cap of around 60 pupils overall. Children must attend for at least 3 days per week. Children receive a light breakfast of toast, cereal and fruit. Breakfast Club is currently free for all children with support from the Greggs Foundation.

 

Breakfast Club from September 2018

From September 2018, we will be expanding and improving our new Breakfast Club. It will have a brand new menu provided by our in-house catering team. Here is our proposed menu:

 

Children can choose between:

 

THE COOKED OPTION

or

THE CONTINENTAL OPTION

Monday

Bacon sandwich

Toast

with margarine, jam, or marmite.

Crumpets

Tuesday

Scrambled eggs on toast

English Muffins

Cereals

Wednesday

Baked beans on toast

and

Thursday

Sausage sandwich

Fruit

Yoghurt

Friday

Fry-up (bacon, sausage, beans, toast)

Banana, Apple, Pear, Clementine, Raisins

Strawberry or raspberry

and a drink of their choice

and a drink of their choice

 

 

 

DRINKS AVAILABLE: Water, milk, fruit juices (orange or apple)

 

The new Breakfast Club will run for a full hour - from 7.45am to 8.45am. The school will be allocating up to 40 free places for children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. These children must attend breakfast club 5 days per week for at least one school term. We will use our Pupil Premium funding from the government to pay for this support.

What is Pupil Premium?

Each child who is entitled to Pupil Premium funding provides the school with £1,320 per year to support the teaching and learning of those children. If you think your child might be eligible, or would like to find out more, please speak to the front office.

In addition, there are 110 additional places for all other children at a charge of £2 per day. This pays for both the club itself and a choice of breakfast. Parents who pay for their children to come to Breakfast Club can use the club flexibly, paying for however many days they would like their child to attend. Parents must book and pay for a week of Breakfast Club in advance: by 12pm on the Friday of the previous week.

Please note that £2 per day does not cover the full cost to the school; Little Mead will still be subsiding the costs for paying parents.

The table below summarises how our new Breakfast Club will be different.

 

Current Offer

September 2018 Offer

Cost

Free to all pupils

£2.00 per pupil

Free* for Pupil Premium eligible pupils

Capacity

60 pupils

150 pupils

Minimum Attendance

At least 3 days a week

Flexible for paying families.

 

Full, 5-days-a-week attendance required for pupils receiving free* spaces

Opening hours

08:00am to 08:45am

07:45am to 08:45am

Booking

Not applicable - spaces allocated as per the waiting list

Paying parents must book and pay by 12pm the Friday before.

 

Pupil Premium-eligible pupils must commit to attending every day of the week for at least a term.

Menu

A light breakfast of toast, cereal and fruit

A selection of freshly prepared cooked or continental breakfast

Last entry

08:30am

08:15am

Waiting lists

First-come-first-served

First-come-first-served

Funded by

The Greggs Foundation

with support from the school

  • Families
  • The school
  • Pupil Premium funding*

 

 

*The school will allocate Pupil Premium funding from the government to pay for this support.

 

How to Apply for a Place

Please complete a ‘Joining Our Breakfast Club’ form and return to the front office.

You will be contacted by the school once your request has been processed.

If applicable, you must book and pay for your child’s space for the scheme by 12pm on the Friday before the first session.

 

Breakfast Club Rules and Guidelines

  • The Breakfast Club is available for pupils in Reception through to Year 6.
  • Doors open at 7.45am and close at 8.15am.
  • The Breakfast Club does not operate on a ‘drop-in’ basis. If you have not booked and paid for a place for your child/your child has not been allocated a place, they will be turned away.
  • The school’s behaviour policy is followed throughout breakfast club. Children who consistently fail to follow the behaviour policy will be removed from the register. If the school has concerns, you will be contacted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
  • Paying parents will not be refunded for missed sessions.
  • If your child is entitled to a free place and misses three sessions per term of Breakfast Club, they will be removed from the register and placed at the bottom of the list. If your child misses a session because of authorised absence from school (illness, medical appointment), this will not be counted.
  • The school reserves the right to allow children to attend Breakfast Club in exceptional circumstances. In the interests of child protection and confidentiality, no information about the reasons behind the allocations of spaces will be shared with parents or other pupils. If you have any concerns, please see Mrs Sanday – the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

 

Waiting Lists

  • The Breakfast Club has a maximum capacity of 150 children. Of those 150 children, 40 free places are reserved for Pupil Premium eligible children. The remaining 110 places are allocated to paying parents on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • All 40 places for non-paying and 110 places for paying parents are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.