School meal prices frozen for second year running

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School meal prices in Sheffield schools have been frozen for the second year running.

The cost of a dinner in a city primary during the next academic year will stay unchanged at £1.98, while in secondaries the charge will be £2.03.

Meals will continue to be provided in most schools by Taylor Shaw, which took over the contract two years ago.

Coun Jackie Drayton, Sheffield Council cabinet member for children, young people and families, said: “We know things are tight for hardworking families who are not entitled to free school meals and that any increase could be the last straw for them. There is no doubt making sure children get a decent nutritious school dinner every day helps them achieve well academically.”