TIBSHELF: Prices to be frozen on school meals

School meals
School meals

Meal prices in Tibshelf schools look likely to be frozen for the coming year.

Derbyshire County Council have recommended to retain 2012/13 prices when pupils return for the new academic year.

A primary school meal is set to stay at £1.95, with secondary school meals remaining at £2.30.

Prices are being kept down due to more children choosing to have a school dinner - up 2.4 per cent in primary schools and 2.2 per cent in secondary schools in the past 12 months - and improved efficiency from the authority’s catering service.

Councillor Kevin Gillott, the authority’s deputy leader and cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Family budgets are being squeezed like never before, so we have worked hard to keep costs down.”