Wokingham Borough school meals price increase0
School meals for Wokingham Borough pupils must go up by 5p to cover the rising prices of organic produce, dairy, and wheat, as well increased fuel and distribution costs.
The 2.7 per cent price increase covers meals at infant, junior, primary and secondary schools.
This is the first increase in school meal prices in the Wokingham Borough for four years, and will apply from this September.
The decision for the increases was made by Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive on May 30.
The new prices – £1.95 for infant/junior and primaries, and £2.15 for secondaries – are in line with those charged with neighbouring authorities and in most cases are slightly cheaper.
Currently 54 schools in the Wokingham Borough have school meals supplied by Caterlink on behalf of the council.
The service is now growing and attracting more schools. Menus have greatly improved and there is even more organic, fresh meat and vegetable dishes available.
The current contract with Caterlink is due to end in July 2015.