Issue details

Delivery of KS2 Universal Free School Meals Pilot Project

Purpose of Report: To provide details on the work that is taking place to implement a pilot project to extend universal free school meals to Key Stage 2 children. The project is designed to deliver on the Executive’s election manifesto commitment to create a cross city alliance to address disadvantage and the cost of living crisis. Findings from the pilot project will then be used to inform any full city roll out of universal free school meals.

The Executive will be asked: To agree to start the pilot project for the delivery of universal free school meals in KS2. The pilot project will run from January 2024 to December 2024.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Clifton Ward; Westfield Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/10/2023

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 16/11/23 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children's and Education

Department: Directorate of Children's Services and Education

Contact: Maxine Squire, Assistant Director of Education Email: Email: Tel: 01904 553007.

Consultation process

Consultation has taken place with the pilot schools and catering providers to assess their interest in being part of the pilot project.


Headteachers of Westfield Primary and Burton Green Primary Academy;
School Business managers at Westfield and Burton Green;
Hope Sentamu multi-academy trust;
Hutchinsons caterers;
North Yorkshire Catering Service.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes


Agenda items


  • Delivery of KS2 Universal Free School Meals Pilot Project  


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