At the end of last year, the Deputy Prime, Minister Nick Clegg, announced £1 billion will be invested in the Department of Education to fund the free school meals commitment.
From the beginning of autumn term 2014, every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in a state-funded school will receive a free school lunch. The government will be providing revenue funding of
£450 million in 2014-2015 and £635 million in 2015-2016 in order for the department of Education (DfE) to pay for this this commitment. Nick Clegg also announced that £150 million will be available to ensure that schools can build new kitchens or increase dining capacity where necessary:
“I can announce that we’re providing more than £1 billion to ensure children get a healthy meal in the middle of the day. We’re also making sure that schools are not left out of pocket by putting £150 million on the table to fund new kitchen and dining facilities where they are needed,” said Nick Clegg at a primary school in Lambeth.
This free school meals commitment applies to many schools across the country, including Lincolnshire, and the same question is being raised – ‘who do they hire to do the work?’ Schools need someone they can rely on, someone who will provide the building solutions to meet their particular requirements.
As providers of quality workmanship and reliable services, DIS Contractors deliver both competitive prices and highly valued services in a professional manner. With years of experience in providing high quality work for education establishments, DIS Contractors will ensure your project is completed on-time, on-budget and with as little disruption as possible.
If you have any questions about the free school meals commitment or you are looking to expand your kitchen facilities, please get in touch. Telephone us now on 01522 825825 for a no obligation consultation or visit our website www.discontractors.co.uk