Primary schools should be able to spend at least 50p per child
per day on food ingredients education secretary Ruth Kelly pledged
last week as she unveiled a £280 million package to improve
Kelly also announced that secondary schools would be able to
spend a minimum of 60p per pupil per day.
The package includes £220 million in grants for schools and
local education authorities to increase their spending on
ingredients and pay for more training and working hours for
It also consists of £60 million from the Big Lottery Fund
and the Department for Education and Skills to create a School Food
Trust. This will give independent support and advice to schools and
parents to increase the standard of school meals.