Search

Great Yarmouth school has teething problems over school meals

PUBLISHED: 09:51 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:51 18 April 2018

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. Picture: David Hannant

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. Picture: David Hannant

Archant

A Great Yarmouth high school has experienced problems with its food supplier, leading it to remind pupils they have the option to bring in packed lunches instead.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, which is run by Inspiration Trust, had sent out the message at the beginning on this term, leading to some criticism from parents over free school meal provision.

Inspiration Trust spokesman James Goffin said: “We would not expect any pupil entitled to free school meals to bring in a packed lunch.

“We have had some teething problems with a new catering provider and to help give some extra flexibility while that settles down we wanted to remind families that they do have the option to bring in a packed lunch if they choose to.

“We know how important it is for children to get good food at school, which is why we actively encourage families to sign up for free school meals.”

Related articles

Other News

Yesterday, 17:06

A man in his 70s was punched in the face several times after he became involved in an argument as he reversed from a driveway in Great Yarmouth.

Yesterday, 16:03

The owner of a hotel in Great Yarmouth has put his 41 bedroom landmark building up for sale to “test its valuation” following two years of substantial investment.

Yesterday, 11:04

Few places nationwide voted more in favour of leaving the European Union than Great Yarmouth.

Yesterday, 14:35

The sister of murder victim Hannah Witheridge has described as an “absolute atrocity” the actions of a tormenter troll who set up a “dark and unusual” fake profile in Hannah’s name

Most Read

Wed, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Wed, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Norwich
Yesterday, 14:16

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy