Great Wyrley Academy, Hall Lane, Great Wyrley, WS6 6LQ
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
great wyrley academy students enjoying breakfast together

Free Breakfast helps Students get off to the Best Possible Start

7th April 2022

Students at Great Wyrley Academy are getting off to the best possible start thanks to a free breakfast initiative being run at the school.

All students can get a free breakfast every day before school, where they can enjoy toasted bagels and a selection of cereals. Part of a successful bid by the school to the Family Action National School Breakfast Programme, the initiative is funded by the Department for Education and supports schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day.

Research has shown the importance of breakfast in improving children’s performance and the vision of Headteacher Ian Moreton and Lisa Newton, Catering Manager, is to ensure all students have access to three meals a day.

This means that in addition to a free breakfast, the school offers break time food and a lunch service where students can choose from various options, all of which are covered by the free school meals funding.

Ian Moreton, Headteacher at Great Wyrley Academy said:

“We know how important good nutrition is for students’ learning and believe that all children should have access to three meals a day. I am delighted that we are able to provide this to give our students the very best start to the day and the optimum chance to learn.”

A Year 8 student said:

“I can come straight to school in the morning, eat breakfast for free with my friends, do my homework and start the day really well. I feel ready for my lessons. It makes it less of a rush in the morning for me as well”