Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to inform you about an upcoming change that will affect the cost of school meals starting from the 1st of September 2023.

Back in August 2020, when we entered into the contract with Mellors, we were able to secure a fixed rate of £2.00 per meal for our paid families for a duration of three years. As this school year comes to a close, this agreement is set to conclude.

Over the past 12-18 months, you are likely aware that the country has experienced a significant increase in inflation. Unfortunately, this has had a considerable impact on the food service industry, leading to a notable rise in the cost of food produce by approximately 17-20%.

Due to these circumstances, it has become necessary to adjust the cost of school meals. After engaging in discussions with Mellors, we have determined that the new price per meal will be £2.30. This change will take effect from the 1st of September 2023. Please note that this cost aligns with the majority of schools in Sheffield who are part of the School Food Service.

We understand the importance of providing quality meals to our children, and we assure you that we will continue to work with Mellors to ensure that the meals remain nutritious and well-balanced. Your child’s well-being is of the utmost importance to us, and we strive to maintain high standards in all aspects of their education.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We value your feedback and partnership in providing the best possible experience for our children.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Best regards,