Mayor of London Grant for Key Stage 2 Universal Free School Meals PDF 195 KB
RESOLVED that the Mayor:
· notes the contents of the report, including the potential revenue impact on schools subsidising the meals (up to £600k), the knock-on impact of future funding linked to FSM, and the expectation this may create and that the Council will be unable to continue the universal offer as it would cost circa £5m per annum to continue (for the meal provision element).
· formally accepts the one academic year funding (2023/24) and instructs officers to write back stipulating the financial implications for the council and schools as outlined above
· approves the capital funding of up to £620k and instructs officers to commence procurement of the necessary kitchen equipment to enable the delivery of these meals from September 2023.