18th September, 2018

It was so exciting to see the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) in action in the media this week! 

One of the first schools to sign up to the NSBP was Corporation Road Community Primary School in Darlington. They had an exciting launch for their breakfast club with local TV, radio and newspapers covering the event. The Northern Echo, BBC North and BBC Tees were among those at the launch. The publicity will have helped spread the word about the availability of free breakfast provision through the NSBP as well as the difference a healthy school breakfast can make.

Headteacher Ann Pringleton had already set up some breakfast provision at Corporation Road for those most in need, but thanks to the funding from the NSBP is now able to extend the offering to all pupils. She knows the difference a healthy breakfast makes to the children, saying: “It shows in their results and their achievements in school.”

Ten year old pupil Summer Brookes added: "I really like the breakfasts – it helps me concentrate throughout the day."

The Department for Education’s National School Breakfast Programme was launched in March this year. Magic Breakfast is delivering the programme in partnership with Family Action.  With a big recruitment drive currently underway, our aim is to reach over 1,770 schools in disadvantaged areas, so that thousands more pupils can benefit from a healthy school breakfast and valuable #fuelforlearning.

Schools in England wishing to see if they are eligible for support from the National School Breakfast Programme should fill in an Expression of Interest Form, which can be downloaded from the Family Action website: www.family-action.org.uk/breakfast