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Breakfast clubs: FAQs
Are schools obliged to offer breakfast clubs? We answer this and other frequently-asked questions (FAQs) about school breakfast clubs. You will find guidance on topics such as providing food, charging for provision, and Ofsted registration.
Must we offer a breakfast club?
A representative from the Department for Education (DfE) told us that schools are not obliged to offer breakfast clubs, and the decision on whether or not to run a breakfast club is at the discretion of individual schools.
However, he recommended that schools take the wishes of parents into account when considering offering extended services. A school could run a breakfast club on a trial basis to measure demand and assess its ability to offer the service on a long-term basis.
Right to request wraparound and holiday childcare
The DfE has issued guidance that explains on
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