National School Breakfast Programme

Here at Benfield we understand the value and importance of each and every one of our students having a guaranteed breakfast provided to them every day here in school.  Every morning, every student is issued, free of charge, the most important meal of the day.  This ensures that they are ready to learn.

 

Research behind our approach

 

At least half a million children in the UK arrive at school each day too hungry to learn. Research has shown a direct link between the breakfast habits of children and their educational attainment.

 

Benfield is proud to be an advocate of the National School Breakfast Programme, in partnership with Magic Breakfast which is funded by the Department for Education.  This schemehas so far supported over 1,800 schools in disadvantaged communities across England to improve access to healthy breakfasts and learning.  Benfield is one of these schools.

 

The Programme aims to:

 

  • Ensure more children receive a healthy breakfast at the start of their school day.
  • Improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people
  • Share best practices across schools and encourage innovative approaches to school breakfast provision.