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School meals suppliers' statement on rising price

Due to large increases in food, transport and staff costs, the price of a school meal is going up by 10p from June 3rd.

We recognise that parents are also being affected by the increased cost of living and we endeavour to keep school meals as affordable as possible. We are confident that school meals continue to offer excellent value for money.

– Jane Woolf from Edwards & Ward and Stewart King, Lead Commissioner for Education and Skills at GCC

Our school meals are healthier and better quality than ever before, freshly cooked with as many local ingredients as possible, and pupils are telling us the taste has improved too.

That shows in their increased popularity, with a 7.4% increase in the number of pupils choosing hot school meals in the last year.

– Jane Woolf from Edwards & Ward and Stewart King, Lead Commissioner for Education and Skills at GCC

Price of Gloucestershire school meals on the rise

School meals in Gloucestershire will be £2.20 from next month Credit: PA

The price of school meals in Gloucestershire is due to go up by 10p to £2.20 next month.

There's criticism that the rise is coming when money is already tight.

However, Edwards and Wards, which supplies primary and special schools in the county, says it's necessary due to large increases in food, transport and staff costs.

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