Free breakfast clubs have been introduced in some schools in Newport to provide children with a healthy start to the school day, helping to improve the health and concentration of children and so raise the standards of learning and attainment.
The Welsh Government made a commitment to provide a free breakfast for all children of primary school age registered in maintained primary schools in Wales.
At St. Julian’s Primary, we are pleased to run a breakfast club which is available to all pupils. We usually have capacity for around 120 pupils.
If you wish for your child to attend our Breakfast Club, please complete the Breakfast Club Application Form(paper copy also available from the school office). We will then inform you when your child can begin attending.
At the start of each academic year, only existing members from the previous year may attend breakfast club during the first week of term. We will then reopen the application for new members.
Breakfast club begins at 8:20am and is held in the Foundation Phase dining room. Pupils attending should enter the school through the Foundation Phase main reception area (no later than 8:30am), where they will be greeted by staff who will take them up to the dining room.
How to Apply for a Place
Complete this online application form expressing your wish for your child to attend Breakfast Club. It is really important that you provide us with any information regarding dietary requirements or allergies.
2. Await Response
Usually within a few days of submitting your application, one of our office staff will contact you to say whether there is a place available for your child, or if they have been added to a waiting list.
3. Start Breakfast Club
As soon as you hear from our office staff that a place is available, your child can start attending Breakfast Club immediately. They should be brought to the Foundation Phase main entrance for 8:20am each day.
Early Bird Breakfast Club
To support parents who are in need of earlier childcare, we offer an ‘Early Bird’ breakfast club option whereby children can be dropped off at school at 8am. To cover the staffing costs for this, we charge £1 per child per session. This is automatically charged to your ParentPay account. For more information about this, please contact the school office.
For breakfast, children receive…
a bowl of cereal
a piece of toast
a piece of fruit
a drink of juice
When children have finished eating, they can play with the games and activities which are provided. At the end of breakfast club, pupils will be escorted to their classrooms in time for registration.
Whilst at Breakfast Club, the children will be supervised by school staff. For their own safety, children will not be able to go back out onto the school yard after they have come into Breakfast Club.
If your child has any allergies, please inform the member of staff upon arrival.
Due to limited places, children who don’t regularly attend will be taken off the list and their space will be offered to another child.
The school provides a breakfast club to ensure that all pupils have a healthy breakfast each morning; it is not a childcare service. Children who attend breakfast club but don’t need breakfast (because they’ve already eaten breakfast at home) may be asked to give up their space for other pupils who do need breakfast.