Price freeze for school dinners

A current Redbridge primary menu

The price of school dinners at Redbridge primaries is being frozen at £2 a day for the next six years.

It will mean that when the six years is up, the price will have stayed the same for 10 years. The announcement is the result of a new contract between Redbridge and existing suppliers ISS Mediclean.

There has been a large increase in the number of children having school dinners in recent years – between 2009/10 and 2014/5 there was an 81% increase, though this includes the 2014 introduction of free school meals for every child in reception, year one and year two.