National Schools Breakfast Club Programme – how eligible schools can apply for support for breakfast club provision.

Evidence shows that providing a healthy school breakfast at the start of the school day can contribute to improved readiness to learn, increased concentration, and improved wellbeing and behaviour.

The National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by Family Action to support schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day.

All participating schools will receive a 75% subsidy for the food and delivery costs of breakfast club provision until the end of July 2024. Schools will contribute 25% of costs. All pupils in participating schools are to be offered breakfast supplies at no cost to them or their parents.

School eligibility

Schools in disadvantaged areas will be eligible for the programme if they have 40% or more pupils in bands A-F of the income deprivation affecting children index (IDACI). This will include state-funded primary, secondary, special schools and alternative provision.

Joining the scheme

The supplier for this contract, Family Action, will source and deliver breakfast food products to participating schools.

Schools can find out more information about the scheme by completing the expression of interest form.

Types of food

All breakfast products offered through the programme meet the school food standards. Schools will be able to choose and order the food products and quantities they need for their pupils.


Further information is available on the Family Action website and by expressing an interest to join the scheme.

For help or further information, email or call 020 39287228.