Don't Forget Your Bagel!

HOLY FAMILY JOINS THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMME

All pupils offered a healthy breakfast at school to ensure they are settled and ready to learn

Holy Family is proud to be one of the first schools in England to sign up to the new National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), funded by the Department for Education and delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

A   healthy   breakfast   can   provide   children   with   the   energy  and  nutrients   they  need  to  thrive;                increasing alertness, improving  behaviour and  giving  them  the  motivation  to  learn.  Research, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, found that Y2 pupils in schools providing a free, nutritious breakfast boosted their reading, writing and maths by an average of 2 months’ progress per year, compared to pupils in schools with no such breakfast provision.

Headteacher Dr. Stone, said: “We are really looking forward to offering all of our students a healthy breakfast before lessons, to start their day off right.  We are delighted to have signed up to the National School Breakfast Programme”.

David Holmes CBE, Chief Executive of Family Action, said: “Breakfast provision plays a key role in ensuring children have a healthy start to their day. Family Action is delighted to be working with the Department for Education and Magic Breakfast on this ground-breaking programme – changing lives and life chances by preventing thousands of children from being too hungry to learn”.

Carmel McConnell MBE, Founder of Magic Breakfast, said: “Magic Breakfast is delighted to work alongside the Department for Education and Family Action to deliver this programme. Crucially it will ensure a nutritious breakfast reaches many more thousands of hungry schoolchildren, unlocking up to four hours of learning each morning to support their education. This is an excellent investment in these children and in the future of this country”.

So make sure you grab your bagel every morning - available to all students on both sites! 

 

 

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Walthamstow House Site

Years 7,8, 12 and 13.

1 Shernhall Street London E17 3EA

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 0482

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs Lazarus or Mrs Thorogood

office@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

Wiseman House Site

Years 9,10 and 11.

34 Shernhall Street London E17 9RT

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 3587

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs McGeehan or Mrs Pike.

office@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk