Meal prices in Derbyshire schools look set to be frozen for the coming academic year – despite rising costs.
Derbyshire County Council is recommending schools keep meal prices at 2012/13 prices when pupils return for the new academic year in September 2014. It means the price for primary school meals should stay at £1.95, with secondary school meals remaining at £2.30.
The authority’s deputy leader and cabinet member for children and young people, Councillor Kevin Gillott, said: “The benefits of a nutritious meal at lunchtime are well known. Children concentrate better in the classroom and are ready to learn. Family budgets are being squeezed like never before so we have worked hard to keep the cost of providing meals down.”