We’re developing a dedicated online platform for schools to share ‘What Works Well’, along with signposting to excellent materials that are already available. In the meantime, we will be uploading case studies and a universal infant free school meals toolkit here, as a preview of what’s to come.
Phoenix High School on the White City Estate in West London – the sixth most deprived area in the country – created a school farm in 2007. The farm has become a focus for the local community with the aim of teaching both students and parents about the importance of nutritious food, but its real impact runs much deeper.
pupils are studying City & Guilds Land Based Studies Level 2 at Phoenix High School in 2013.
Parents help out every lunchtime in the kitchen at Barons Court Primary School in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. With limited funds for staffing, this small school relies on volunteers to prepare vegetables and bake cakes for its in house lunch service.
top diners are selected every week at Barons Court to eat at the top table – children who have demonstrated social dining skills, helped clear up or mastered how to use a knife & fork.
The head teacher, governors & parents at East Sheen Primary School weren’t happy with the school lunch service provided by their local authority caterer so they decided to opt out and go it alone.
of children now take up school lunches at East Sheen Primary compared to 10% before the school opted out of their local authority catering service.