National School Breakfast programme 

The Ruth Gorse Academy is proud to have joined the government’s National School Breakfast programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

As a NSBP School we are pleased to offer a free, healthy school breakfast, available to all, and enjoy the benefits that brings, with young people settled and ready to learn at the start of each school day.

Our breakfast starts at 8.00am and is held in the Dining hall. We offer Toasted bagels and fruit.

All TGAT Academies work with a central catering partner, Taylor Shaw.

Who are Taylor Shaw?

Taylor Shaw are a leading education catering specialist, and currently operate in over 800 schools, colleges and universities across the UK. Their teams of experts support our fantastic catering teams in delivering a brand new range of food and drink and breakfast, break and lunchtime.

Taylor Shaw’s key aim is to provide food that will fuel students and contribute to their wellbeing in our fantastic learning environment.

What does this mean for my child?

Taylor Shaw ensure that all students have access to a healthy and affordable choice to eat each day, with options to meet the needs of everyone, including those with notified special dietary requirements. All of our menus are fully compliant with the government’s School Food Plan.

If you provide your child with food from home, you may wish to consider a school meal as an alternative, as our menus are highly popular with students and offer good value for money. Taylor Shaw provide freshly prepared food, a nutritionally balanced diet and innovative menus.

The daily allowance for students entitled to free school meals is £2.40 a day.


Breakfast to Mid-Morning Menu
Daily Favourites Available
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Further Information

Letter from the Principal
Make Good Choices Leaflet