Magic Breakfast and the National School Breakfast Programme could help your school!

Do you have children arriving at school without having eaten breakfast?

Are you noticing the effects of hunger in the classroom?

Do you want to ensure every pupil has the right fuel for learning?

Schools in England

The Government's National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) is being delivered by Family Action and Magic Breakfast to schools in disadvantaged areas of England. Funding is available to start or improve breakfast provision in over 1,770 schools on a first come, first served basis. We recommend applying for support as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Most eligible schools will be offered:
• A start up grant of up to £500 for essential resources (such as fridges, toasters or freezers) 
• Free food delivered to the door (weekly or fortnightly), comprising healthy cereal, porridge and bagels
• Expert support from a dedicated member of NSBP staff, advice, resources, local best practice events

Please fill in an "Expression of Interest" Form (link, HERE) if your school is in a disadvantaged area of England and the NSBP will be able to tell you if your school is eligible for help under this scheme. Eligibility criteria are based on schools having a certain percentage of children in IDACI bands A-F.

Then please email your completed form to: [email protected] 

You can find out more about the NSBP by visiting: www.family-action.org.uk/breakfast


NB: If your school does not meet the Government's eligibility criteria for the National School Breakfast Programme, it is very possible that it will be eligible for help from Magic Breakfast itself (as our breakfast provision is still operating in 480 schools separately to the NSBP and we have different eligibility criteria). In this case your Expression of Interest form will be passed to Magic Breakfast and you will not need to apply to us separately. 


Schools in Scotland and Wales

A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for Magic Breakfast support when 55% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2 and/or 35% (or above) are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School qualifies for support when 40% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2. 

We are researching the case for expanding to Northern Ireland and Wales so welcome applications from all UK schools in areas of disadvantage who have pupils at risk of hunger in the morning and for whom pupil hunger acts as a barrier to teaching.  

Schools in Scotland and Wales please fill in your Expression of Interest form after downloading it HERE, then email the completed form to [email protected]

Thank you.