Following our Better Lunchtimes Mark programme:
100% of schools have seen an increase in school meal take-up, averaging at 12% more pupils now eating school meals
100% of schools have reported an improvement of behaviour related to lunchtimes
100% of schools have reported that lunchtime staff are more proactive
100% of schools who implemented our guidance have seen an improved quality of packed lunches
Nikki – Headteacher at Freegrounds Infant School, Southampton
The biggest change we have seen at lunchtimes is through the feedback from pupils and parents. They tell us that they now love lunchtimes, the opportunity to have responsibility through being a Lunchtime Monitor and the family dining experience in the hall. Parents tell us that their children talk enthusiastically about lunchtimes and some children who had never tried the school lunch option before are now regularly eating school dinners. It has involved a lot of work but the whole experience has been a huge success.
Julie – HSL Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent
Brilliant use of money which has transformed how we work in a very tangible way and all our children have benefited and the staff are so proud of what they have achieved together. I love showing people what we’ve done!
Sophie – Thorpe Primary School, Surrey
It has been a very positive experience. The Better Lunchtime Audit was a great launch for our healthy eating campaign. We are delighted with the impact that the recommendations have had on our school community.