Primary School Meal Price 1st April 2024

Primary School Meal Price 1st April 2024

Dear Colleague,



A review of all school meal prices has now been undertaken.

The outcome of this review is that, from Monday 1st April 2024, the minimum standard school meal prices will be as follows:


PRICE (per meal)

Nursery                                              £2.10

Primary / Special                               £2.30

Adult Full Meal                                  £3.60

Adult Meal Only                                £2.60

Adult Pudding Only                          £1.30

Secondary Meal Deal                        £2.70

Over the last couple of years we have continued to see a minimum 25% increase in meal ingredient costs and at least a 10% increase in labour costs, with the latter being mainly due to rises in the living wage. Yet despite these huge inflationary pressures, FM Catering have continued to minimise their impact by improving our efficiency and maintaining high meal uptake levels.


School meal prices in the Bradford district still remain amongst the lowest in the country and are excellent value for money for a nutritionally balanced 2 course set lunch. As you are no doubt aware, the Universal Infant Free School Meal government funding rate had recently increased by 12p to assist with the above pressures catering services are facing. We hope that this funding rate will increase even further in the coming months.


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