Free Breakfast Clubs have been introduced in many Primary Schools in Caerphilly in accordance with Welsh Assembly Guidance.

Breakfast has long been recognised as the most important meal of the day and evidence suggests that children who have the opportunity to eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast prior to the start of the school day are more likely to achieve their full educational potential.

The Welsh Assembly Government made a commitment to provide for all children of primary school age registered in maintained primary schools in Wales to have a free breakfast.

All breakfasts offered should be healthy and consistent with the Primary School Free Breakfast Initiative guidance.

The breakfast offered should include a choice of four food groups: –

  • Milk-based drinks or products
  • Cereals – these can be whole-wheat biscuits, corn flakes, rice based cereal, shredded wholegrain wheat biscuits, malted wheat squares, bran flakes, or porridge. None of these options must be sugar coated.
  • Fruit – this can be a selection of chopped fresh fruit or dried fruit to add to the cereals, fruit canned in natural fruit juice, or unsweetened fruit juices.
  • Breads served with low fat spread and reduced sugar jams and marmalade.

Children should be provided with the option of having one item from each of the four food groups.

Participating schools are listed below:

  • Aberbargoed Primary
  • Abercarn Primary
  • Abertysswg Primary
  • Bedwas Infants
  • Bedwas Junior
  • Blackwood Primary
  • Bryn Primary
  • Brynawel Primary
  • Cefn Fforest Primary (Junior)
  • Coed-y-Brain Primary
  • Crumlin Primary
  • Cwm Glas Infants
  • Cwm Ifor Primary
  • Cwmaber Infants
  • Cwmcarn Primary
  • Cwmfelinfach Primary
  • Cwrt Rawlin Primary
  • Fleur-de-Lys Primary
  • Fochriw Primary
  • Gilfach Fargoed Primary
  • Glyngaer Village Junior
  • Graig-y-Rhacca Primary and Nursery
  • Greenhill Primary
  • Hendre Infants
  • Hendre Junior
  • Hendredenny Park Primary
  • Hengoed Primary
  • Llancaeach Juniors
  • Llanfabon Infants
  • Machen Primary
  • Maesycwmmer Primary
  • Nant y Parc (West Side) Primary
  • Pantside Primary
  • Park Primary
  • Pengam Primary
  • Penllwyn Primary
  • Pentwynmar Primary
  • Phillipstown Primary
  • Plasyfelin Primary
  • Pontllanfraith Primary
  • Pontlottyn Primary
  • Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary
  • Rhydri Primary
  • Risca Primary
  • St Gwladys Bargoed Junior
  • St. Helen’s RC Primary
  • St. James Community School
  • The Twyn School (Junior)
  • Tir-y-Berth Primary
  • Trinant Primary
  • Ty Isaf Infants
  • Ty Sign Primary
  • Tyn-y-Wern Primary
  • Upper Rhymney Primary
  • Waunfawr Primary
  • White Rose Primary
  • Ynysddu Primary
  • Ysgol Bro Sannan
  • Ysgol Cwm Derwen
  • Ysgol Cwm Gwyddon
  • Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Allta
  • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili
  • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Gilfach Fargoed
  • Ysgol Ifor Bach Senghenydd
  • Ysgol y Lawnt
  • Ysgol Penalltau
  • Ystrad Mynach Primary

Further information

For more information about the breakfast clubs or if you have a general enquiry about school meals, contact Catering Services on 01495 235300 or email